Monday, January 21, 2013

Life of an American Policeman - 1905

Country: United States
Directors: Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter
Release Date: 6 December 1905 (USA)
Production Co: Edison Manufacturing Company
Runtime: 14 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Genres: Drama | Short
A policeman has breakfast with his wife and children, and then prepares for the day's work. While on his beat, he finds and helps a lost child. Later, several officers try to save a woman who has attempted to drown herself. And there are some even more hazardous situations yet to come. 
In December 1905, this movie was shown in New York City at two vaudeville benefits for the Police Relief Fund.
Featured in Edison: The Invention of the Movies (2005) (Video) - The entire film is included on the DVD

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