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Bobby Clark (adaptation)
Ben Holmes (story)
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Release Date:
13 August 1932 (USA) See more »
Clark & McCullough are arrested for disturbing the peace. They steal the police car and return it to the station. The new police commissioner believes that they are real policemen and they get back the patrol car. Out on the beat, the duo chase women rather than criminals, just like real cops. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Bobby Clark ... Clark (as Clark)
Paul McCullough ... Graustark (as McCullough)

James Finlayson ... Commissioner Walters

Fred Kelsey ... Police Sergeant

Vernon Dent ... Officer Schmaltz

Walter Brennan ... Officer Dugan

Shirley Chambers ... Annabelle Schmaltz
Betty Farrington ... The Hostess

Billy Franey ... Long Shirt Charlie

Directed by
Mark Sandrich 
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(in alphabetical order)
Bobby Clark  adaptation and dialogue
Ben Holmes  story
Thomas Lennon  story (as Tom Lennon)
Mark Sandrich  adaptation and dialogue

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20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone System)


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The short arm of the law, 28 January 2014
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Bobby Clark and Paul McCullough star in this comedy short about a pair of men who steal a police car from the officers arresting them and decide to go with the flow. They turn the police car into the station and the new Commissioner James Finlayson thinks they're real cops and they keep the car.

Of course Bobby Clark thinks the police car is quite the chick magnet and in his short subjects that's what he always has on his mind. Ironically enough the cops to who the car is really assigned, Walter Brennan and Vernon Dent, also use it as a chick magnet.

The state of law enforcement in this town is something else when the law is represented by Finlayson, Dent, and Brennan. In fact Finlayson always known as the chief nemesis of Laurel&Hardy is funnier than Clark and McCullough as truly the highest graduate ever of the Keystone Police Academy.

The Iceman's Ball is a good introduction to Clark&McCullough.

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