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The $500 Reward (1911)

A burglar enters the home of a wealthy man and steals a valuable necklace. A reward of $500 is offered for the thief's apprehension. A couple of rube detectives start out to find the robber... See full summary »

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Mack Sennett
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Mack Sennett ... Sherlock Holmes
Fred Mace ... Dr. John Watson
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A burglar enters the home of a wealthy man and steals a valuable necklace. A reward of $500 is offered for the thief's apprehension. A couple of rube detectives start out to find the robber and succeed in taking into custody the victim of the robbery and the real detective who is on the case. An ordinary copper gets the thief and wins the reward. . Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1911 (USA) See more »

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Biograph Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Diving Girl (1911). See more »

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Mack's First Project
13 February 2007 | by smartbeatleSee all my reviews

Mack Sennett, from Danville Quebec, not Richmond Quebec (It seems that the nearest larger town is always credited as the origin of someone from a nearby smaller town.) This flick launched the unstoppable entrepreneur on a career of almost unfathomable magnitude. Look him up on IMDb and his page will scroll seemingly forever. How many people know that Mack is singularly responsible for the "Hollywood" sign that is so iconic worldwide. It's interesting that in two movies of 2006, that reference is made to "Hollywoodland". Obviously, the movie "Hollywoodland", attempts to reconcile the various endings that may have met George Reeves, aka, the television Superman. However, "The Black Dahlia" also winds the thread of "Hollywoodland" into its story. Too bad for black Monday in 1929, which wiped out Mack, and thereby the Hollywoodland development, otherwise, Mack Sennett would truly have gone on to greater achievements in the decades to come and not be perhaps most fondly associated with creating the keystone cops.


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