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Snitz is asleep, dreaming of extreme wealth. He awakens to observe the sergeant of police making love to a pretty girl. He is immediately smitten and watches his opportunity to make the ... See full summary
Snitz is asleep, dreaming of extreme wealth. He awakens to observe the sergeant of police making love to a pretty girl. He is immediately smitten and watches his opportunity to make the girl's acquaintance. In due course of time he declares his love for her, but she expresses her preference for brass buttons and a blue uniform. After consideration, Snitz decides to become a policeman. He is appointed to his rival's precinct a place that has been over-run with gangsters. The sergeant discovers Snitz making love to his girl and in order to get rid of him, he sends Snitz out, single-handed, to capture the gangsters. But instead of pursuing, Snitz is pursued by the gangsters. There are hair-raising chases through streets and over roofs. At the top of a chimney Snitz and a gangster have a struggle; they fall down the chimney into the police station. Snitz, realizing where he is, turns his man over to the captain as though he had captured him. The captain immediately strips the sergeant of ...

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    • Author: Silly Dog
    A Ford Sterling number, in which he appears as a police officer. He falls in love with the captain's sweetheart and a chase ensues, over house tops, etc. This is a characteristic offering, but not quite as amusing as some. - The Moving Picture World, June 6, 1914
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    Ford Sterling Ford Sterling - Snitz
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