A burlesque on the work of highwaymen in Chicago. An elderly gentleman is sandbagged and robbed by a thug, who inadvertently leaves some money on the victim's prostate body. A policeman ...
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In this spectacular free adaptation of the popular theatre play "La Biche au Bois", the valiant Prince Bel-Azor pursues a baleful old witch to her impregnable castle, to save the beautiful young Princess Azurine.
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A burlesque on the work of highwaymen in Chicago. An elderly gentleman is sandbagged and robbed by a thug, who inadvertently leaves some money on the victim's prostate body. A policeman happening along, takes the money and passes by without paying any attention to the plight of the victim.Written by
AMB Picture Catalogue (1902)
Biograph film was made for their Mutoscope machines but eventually played in theaters after becoming a favorite of movie crowds. The film tells pretty much what the title says as we see a man get robbed and eventually a cop shows up. This is a pretty interesting short that takes place in front of a single cardboard set and lasts just 25-seconds. That's just long enough because the film plays two jokes, which I won't reveal, yet both are very funny with the final joke being downright hysterical. I've watched somewhere near a thousand of these early films the past several years and this one here is one of the gems of this era.
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