Sam is the police chief, but at home his wife is the boss.


Arthur Hotaling


E.W. Sargent (as Epes W. Sargent)


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Cast overview:
Harry Lorraine ... Sam Briggs
Mae Hotely ... Sue Briggs
Billy Bowers Billy Bowers ... Clancey
Ben Walker Ben Walker ... Pat Murphy
Oliver Hardy ... (as Babe Hardy)


Sue Briggs is a militant suffragette, and even though her husband is the head of the police force she is not a bit afraid of him and she tells him so, more by her actions than her words. Sue is hospitable and the men of the force all know how good her coffee and pies are, and when Pat Murphy gets clubbed by the chief they take him down to the chief's house to get first aid, and pie. But the subjugation rankles in the police breast and one afternoon when he has about three good drinks to back him up, the chief determines on revolt. The best way seems to him to be to get his force and awe his wife, so he takes his police whistle and plays a tune in front of the house. Not to be outdone Sue too pipes in front of the house. The forces meet in the house and the men shamelessly desert their chief and at Sue's word of command they jump all over him. The chief is willing to arbitrate even to the point of admitting that Sue is the boss, after which pie is served. The chief gets his external ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short







Release Date:

27 June 1914 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the comedy His Sudden Recovery (1914). See more »

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