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Chicago Police Parade (1897)

Chicago défilé de policemen (original title)
Walking four abreast, in groups of six rows, 144 of Chicago's finest parade past a stationary camera. Each of the six groups that pass is escorted by an officer. All are men, all are white,... See full summary »

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Alexandre Promio (uncredited)
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Walking four abreast, in groups of six rows, 144 of Chicago's finest parade past a stationary camera. Each of the six groups that pass is escorted by an officer. All are men, all are white, all look tall, all wear identical high-buttoned uniforms and badges and carry a nightstick. Almost all sport mustaches. Behind the police comes a horse-drawn carriage. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

France

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3 January 1897 (France) See more »

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Chicago Police Parade See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Lumière See more »
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Silent
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Lumière film number 336. See more »

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Edited into The Lumière Brothers' First Films (1996) See more »

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Interesting though bland because it's mostly marching policemen
17 August 2017 | by He_who_lurksSee all my reviews

"Chicago Police Parade" is a 1897 actuality by (who else?) August and Louis Lumiere. Once the Brothers got their cameramen to film elsewhere in the world some nice material was turned out. This one was filmed in Chicago and features, say a hundred, uniformed policemen parading through the streets. This is pretty interesting footage but at the same time there's no getting around the fact that once the parade gets started the film gets tiresome after a bit. I mean, nothing really changes, just marching policemen. At the end there is a horse and buggy. Definitely worth a look because of being a look into the era, but it does get a little bland after a bit.


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