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Title:Bangville Police

Date: 1913
Type: Comedy
Rating: 3 Stars 3/5
Colour: Yes
Director: Harry Lehrman
Producer: Mack Sennett

A young woman (Mabel Normand)) over hears two men talking in the cow shed and thinks they are robbers. She hides in the house and phones the police, but her parents (Dot Farley) think she is the robber hiding in the house and force their way in as the wait for the inept police (Fred Mace) to arrive. The plot of damsel in distress telephonng for help was used in a number of films at this time, but this one is helped by the performance of Mabel Normand. The inept police seen here developed into the Keystone Kops.


Mabel NormandMabel Normand
Dot FarleyDot Farley
Fred Mace
Charles Avery



Keystone Film Company