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Daylight Burglary (1903)

A Daring Daylight Burglary (original title)
A thief jumps a fence and removes the shutter from a house. He enters, but a lad who's witnessed the crime runs off to hail the coppers. The first officer on the scene climbs the fence, ... See full summary »
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A thief jumps a fence and removes the shutter from a house. He enters, but a lad who's witnessed the crime runs off to hail the coppers. The first officer on the scene climbs the fence, enters the house, and is soon fighting with the thief on the roof. The cop is injured and requires an ambulance. Meanwhile, the thief flees, pursued by more men in blue. He jumps onto a train. Has he escaped? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Interesting Early Crime/Chase Drama
6 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is an interesting early crime/chase drama, and it seems to have been quite carefully made for its time. You can see why the story of the "Daring Daylight Burglary" was one of the better-known pictures of its era. The settings are realistic, and there is a lot of action, with quite a few developments taking place in just a short time. Apparently, it originally had a narration designed to accompany it and explain the action - since the use of title cards was not yet the norm - but even without the narration, it is usually clear enough what is happening, since most of the scenes are pretty well-conceived. The occasional small gaps seem to be physical defects in the film due to its age, rather than flaws in the original. It's a pretty efficient feature, with good story-telling for its era.


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