Through a series of mistaken identities Buster winds up with a load of furniture in the middle of parade of policemen. An anarchist's bomb lands in his carriage. After lighting his cigarette with it, he tosses it into the ranks of police. When it explodes the police chase him all over town. Written by
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Did You Know?
The scene where Buster Keaton
lights his cigarette from the lit fuse of the anarchist's bomb is, knowingly or not, mirroring the darkest day in Harold Lloyd's life. On 24 August 1919, Harold Lloyd
was posing for gag photographs at the Witzel Studios. He thought it would be funny to light a cigarette from the fuse of a prop anarchist's bomb. When the bomb proved to be real, he lost his right thumb, index finger, and 30% of his palm. In addition, he was completely blind for 3 months and half blind for an additional three. See more
Get some cops to protect our policemen!
The "THE END" text appears on a tombstone, which has Keaton's signature pork pie hat on top. See more
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