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Cops (1922)

Unrated | | Short, Comedy, Family | 11 March 1922 (USA)
A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force.

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(as Eddie Cline), (as 'Buster' Keaton)

Writers:

(as 'Buster' Keaton), (as Eddie Cline)
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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 Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy | Family

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Filmed partially on location at Jewett Estate, 1145 Arden Road, Pasadena, California. See more »

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Mayor's Daughter: I won't marry you until you become a big business man.
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The "THE END" text appears on a tombstone, which has Keaton's signature pork pie hat on top. See more »

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Featured in 100 Years at the Movies (1994) See more »

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Very Funny & Very Well-Crafted
13 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Buster Keaton's "Cops" is a very funny and very well-crafted short comedy with a wide range of comic material, ranging from subtle timing gags to hilarious slapstick, and featuring some impressive choreography as well. It takes a short while to set everything up, and then it is very humorous the rest of the way. Keaton's character is involved in a series of misunderstandings at the beginning of the film that eventually lead to him driving across town in a rickety carriage filled with things that don't belong to him. Soon he is being pursued by (literally) every policeman in the city. There are plenty of laughs from Keaton's own comic skills, and a lot of large-scale chase scenes that are carefully filmed and very entertaining.

This is a movie not to be missed for anyone who enjoys silent comedies.


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