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How They Rob Men in Chicago (1900)

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 ... See full summary »

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Wallace McCutcheon
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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)

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

April 1900 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcoming a Stranger to Town See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Silent

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1.36 : 1
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10 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

How They Rob Men in Chicago (1900)

*** (out of 4)

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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