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Cops (1922) was a Short Films Film directed by Buster Keaton and Edward F. Cline and produced by Joseph M. Schenck.

Cops was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1997.

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THE COPS BLOG-A-THON: Dragnet, 1954

on May 18, 2019 From Caftan Woman

The entertaining and thought-provoking site Dubsism is giving us The Cops Blog-a-Thon in honour of National Police Week. Our host, J-Dub says "This one is all about your favorite fictional cops." Click here to enjoy the contributions. The story you about to see is true. The names have been c... Read full article

Quickie Review – The Super Cops (1974)

By Michael on Jan 26, 2016 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Part buddy cop movie, part let’s fight police corruption movie, The Super Cops works pretty well as at least light entertainment. This is definitely one time where you should think Starsky and Hutch much more than say Serpico or even Lethal Weapon. The setting is early 70s New York, and newly ... Read full article

Good Cops, Bad Cops – 70’s Cop Movies and Today’s Headlines

By Michael on Dec 18, 2015 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

I generally try to keep politics and other real-world events from seeping into this blog, preferring to keep it instead devoted to the Reel World. However… I had a couple of articles skitter across my desk this week that gave me a thought. The first was one from the Los Angeles Times headlined... Read full article

Top Movie Cops: Dave Bannion (The Big Heat)

By monty on Feb 10, 2013 From All Good Things

Tough cop Dave Bannion about to start some s@^t! Name: Dave Bannion Occupation: Detective Sergeant First appearance: The Big Heat (1953) Number of films: 1 Enemies: Mike Lagana (head crime boss); Vince Stone (Lagana's right hand man) Family and friends: Katie (wife); Joyce (daughter); Debby Marsh (S... Read full article

Top Movie Cops: Frank Bullitt

By monty on Feb 6, 2013 From All Good Things

Lt. Frank Bullitt, SFPD Name: Frank Bullitt Occupation: Police Lieutenant, San Francisco Police First appearance: Bullitt (1968) Number of films: 1 Enemies: Politician Walter Chalmers, The Organization Friends: Cathy (girlfriend); Sergeant Delgetti, Detective Stanton, Captain Bennet (his boss) H... Read full article

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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1997.
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In the scene where Buster lights his cigarette from the lit fuse of the anarchist's bomb he is, knowingly or not, mirroring the darkest day in Harold Lloyd's life. On 24 August 1919, Harold Lloyd was posing for gag photographs at the Witzel Studios. He thought it would be funny to light a cigarette from the fuse of a prop anarchist's bomb. When the bomb proved to be real, he lost his right thumb, index finger, and 30% of his palm. In addition, he was completely blind for 3 months and half blind for an additional three.
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National Film Registry


Released 1922
Inducted 1997
(Short, Silent)

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Also directed by Edward F. Cline

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Also produced by Joseph M. Schenck

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Also released in 1922

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