September Slapstick: Keystone “Cops” | The Bangville Police (1913)

I place “Cops” — sometimes spelled “Kops” — in quotes only because the officers in The Bangville Police more closely resemble a militia or rural vigilantes instead of the uniformed bumblers of later movies.

Regardless, this is the oldest surviving appearance of the Keystone Cops (Hoffmeyer’s Legacy is considered their first appearance, but that film is currently lost), and Mabel Normand steals the show.

 

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