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The Noise of Bombs (1914)

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The Police Chief is tracking a band of four desperadoes, who vow revenge by blowing up his house. The desperadoes manage to kidnap one of the Chief's hapless constables - the boyfriend of ... See full summary »

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Charles Murray ...
Constable Murray
Edgar Kennedy ...
Police Chief
Lucille Ward ...
Police Chief's Wife
Dixie Chene ...
Nursemaid
Josef Swickard ...
Desk Sergeant
Harry McCoy ...
1st Desperado
Edward F. Cline ...
2nd Desperado
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3rd Desperado (as Charles Parrot)
Richard Smith ...
Station Cop (as Dick Smith)
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The Police Chief is tracking a band of four desperadoes, who vow revenge by blowing up his house. The desperadoes manage to kidnap one of the Chief's hapless constables - the boyfriend of the Chief's baby's nursemaid - by kidnapping the constable and the baby. They force the constable to plant the bomb while they hold the baby hostage. The constable is able to enter the house, and plant the note of the impending bomb. Mayhem ensues as the Chief, his wife, the nursemaid and the other constables search the house for the bomb, and try to find out where the baby is. Written by Huggo

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19 November 1914 (USA)  »

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Lesser Keystone Film
9 September 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Noise of Bombs (1914)

** (out of 4)

Keystone film has a police chief (Edgar Kennedy) beating up on some punks who later decide to get revenge by kidnapping his child and putting a bomb in his house. While watching THE NOISE OF BOMBS I really couldn't figure out if it was wanting to copy the suspense films of D.W. Griffith or if it was a comedy that just wasn't funny. In the end I think it was trying to be a comedy and if so the thing just didn't feature enough laughs to keep me entertained throughout its 12-minutes. I think a big problem is that there's really not much going on for the majority of the running time. There's a funny gag with the police chief getting knocked upside his head by his own man but outside of this the entire opening doesn't contain much. The next few minutes deal with the gang talking among themselves and nothing funny happens here or nothing too interesting for that matter. The second portion of the film turns into more a dramatic thing as we wait to see if the bomb will go off or not. Kennedy shows good comic timing in his role but he's given very little to do. Charley Chase can be spotted as one of the bad guys but he doesn't really have any memorable scenes except for one inside their hideout where he's holding a gun on someone. I mention this because it seems like Mr. Chase had never held a gun before in his life and you'll see what I mean when you watch this.


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