Slapstick Summer Series: Key Stepping Stone | The Policemen’s Little Run (1907)

The first intersection of chase movies with slapstick – The Policeman’s Little Run (aka La Course des Sergents de Ville, literally “The Run of the Village Constables”), directed by Ferdinand Zecca.

Preceding the Keystone Cops by 6 years, this slapstick-chase also includes a surprising trick-film sequence for added measure. The wall-climbing effect was previously done by Georges Méliès (and later by Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman & Robin), but here its impact is amplified by the scrolling camera.

 

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3 Responses to “Slapstick Summer Series: Key Stepping Stone | The Policemen’s Little Run (1907)”

  1. AndyWatchesMovies Says:

    Wow, that one guy looks like he really falls off the roof…

  2. From Muted Mayhem to Silent Screams « The Giddy Says:

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