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A squat, muscular dog steals a leg of lamb or mutton from a butcher shop, and the local constabulary, armed with truncheons, gives chase. Man's best friend, keeping a firm-jowled grip on the meat, leads the town's finest down streets, across boulevards, through a cellar and up the side of the building to a steep roof, then down again, and to his doghouse. The cops gingerly surround the place, then out bursts the canine and chases the entire force back to their station. Written by
This little gem from Pathe Freres really is funny - a dog steals some meat and is chased by an ever-increasing number of policemen. At one point they scale a building to keep in chase with the dog, and then the action switches, they head back down the building, they chase the dog to its kennel, they surround it, then the dog starts to chase them!
The brief bit of 'special effects' is primitive but fits well within the rest of this short film.
Of course this kind of chase film is commonplace and we've seen many variations through the years. I challenge you to view 'The Policeman's Little Run' without a smile, however, proving that even a hundred years down the line basic humour hasn't changed much!
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