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 he 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. Unfortunately the bomb proved to be real, it blew up and he lost his right thumb, index finger and 30% of his palm which forced him to wear a rubber prosthetic during performances ever since. In addition, he was completely blind for three months and half blind for another 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
Referenced in Safety Last!