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The Man Higher Up (1913)

The man higher up than the patrolman is the captain, and the patrolman must obey his superior officer. Captain Binn and Bill Mackey, the patrolman, are rivals for the widow. Bill plans to ... See full summary »

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Captain Bison
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The man higher up than the patrolman is the captain, and the patrolman must obey his superior officer. Captain Binn and Bill Mackey, the patrolman, are rivals for the widow. Bill plans to win the widow by getting a tramp to break in the widow's house and then rescue her and arrest the intruder. The scheme is good, but the captain, who happens to come along at the psychological moment, gets there first, arrests the tramp and hands the prisoner over to Bill and orders him to take him to the station house. Bill obeys, leaving the captain to bestow his attentions upon the widow. Upon another occasion they both receive an invitation from the widow to call. The one doesn't know that the other has been invited, and when they meet at her house there is the devil to pay, and she tells they both to go about their business. Later the widow consents to marry the captain. The wedding day is set. Bill will not give the widow up without one more effort. He calls his old friend the tramp into service... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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14 February 1913 (USA)  »

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Kept us all laughing heartily
28 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

W.B. Courtney has thought out a thoroughly funny comedy to feature Bunny as a police captain and he has had no role, except Capt'n Bunce, that fitted him quite so well. Hughey Mack is a common officer and both are courting Widow Price. It is a courtship astonishingly full of unexpected ups and downs in which the wits of Officer Mack are pitted against Captain Bunny's authority, but the power to command of the man higher up wins out in the end as the sympathies of the spectator desire. It pleased the audience wholly and kept us all laughing heartily. The photography is good. Frederick Thompson produced it. - The Moving Picture World, March 1, 1913


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