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The Cop (1928)

Pete Smith, a lift bridge operator in a harbor, feels lonely in his cabin, his only visitor being a policeman on patrol, Sgt. Coughlin. One night, after hearing shots, Smith gives shelter ... See full summary »

Director:

Donald Crisp

Writers:

Elliott J. Clawson (story), Tay Garnett | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
William Boyd ... Pete Smith
Alan Hale ... Mather
Jacqueline Logan ... Mary Monks
Robert Armstrong ... Scarface Marcas
Tom Kennedy ... Sergeant Coughlin
Louis Natheaux ... Louie
Philip Sleeman Philip Sleeman ... Lord Courtney (as Phil Sleeman)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Wolheim Dan Wolheim
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Storyline

Pete Smith, a lift bridge operator in a harbor, feels lonely in his cabin, his only visitor being a policeman on patrol, Sgt. Coughlin. One night, after hearing shots, Smith gives shelter to a wounded man, whom he hides from Coughlin. Before leaving, the man, Marcas, promises to return the favor and the coat he borrows from him. Later, Smith enters the police, and his chief, Mather, suspects he is protecting Marcas, who is actually a gangster. Marcas sends a girl, Mary Monks, to deliver a luxurious coat with a fur collar to Smith. Pete and Mary get along well, and for his sake, she betrays Marcas, who is eventually shot to death by the cops, after having stopped his mob from killing Smith. Mary goes away alone into the night, and when Mather finds out that Pete is protecting her, he drops away the evidence of her presence on the spot. Written by Denis Levy

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Taglines:

An Original Story of the Underworld packed with drama, Thrill appeal and Comedy. (Australian daybill)

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

20 August 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Botones dorados See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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