The Bangville Police

The Bangville Police (also known as Bangville Police) is a 1913 comedy short starring Fred Mace, Mabel Normand and the Keystone Cops (Mace, Raymond Hatton, Edgar Kennedy, Ford Sterling, and Al St. John).[1] The film, notable for being regarded as the seminal Keystone Cops short, was directed by Henry Lehrman.

The Bangville Police
Directed byHenry Lehrman
Produced byMack Sennett
StarringFred Mace
Mabel Normand
The Keystone Cops
Distributed byMutual Film
Release date
  • April 24, 1913 (1913-04-24) (U.S.)
Running time
8 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


A farmer and his daughter (Mabel Normand) are in the barn. She is saying she wishes the cow would have a calf. Left alone in the house she hears strangers in the barn and calls the police. She barricades herself in. Her parents return and have to break the door down. She thinks it is the robbers. Meanwhile, a smokey car brings the police (the Keystone Cops). After misunderstandings are resolved they find a new-born calf in the barn.



  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Bangville Police". Silent Era. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
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