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New York Harbor Police Boat Patrol Capturing Pirates (1903)

The "Patrol" is seen chasing a row-boat containing river pirates. The pirates are pulling at the oars with all their strength, but a few shots from the Police Boat weaken their nerves and ... See full summary »
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The "Patrol" is seen chasing a row-boat containing river pirates. The pirates are pulling at the oars with all their strength, but a few shots from the Police Boat weaken their nerves and they give up. When the "Patrol" comes up near them, it lowers a dory and a number of policemen make the capture. As the pirates are landed on the Police Boat a fierce fight takes place between them and the police, but the latter overcome the offenders and land them safely on the boat. Written by Edison Catalog

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Three Men in a Boat
18 May 2009 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

It has to be said that the pirates in this film are pretty minor league; there's no creaking galleon, no Jolly Roger, no yo-ho-ho-ing, just three silhouettes frantically heaving on the oars of a tiny rowing boat as a New York Police patrol boat bears down on them. As chase movies go this one is pretty lame. In fact one-sided doesn't even begin to describe it. Despite the obvious mismatch, the rowers do manage to outrace cameramen Edwin S. Porter and Blair Smith at one point, a fact that perhaps illustrates how primitive the movies still were seven years after their birth. Knowing something about the three men's circumstances, who they were and what became of them after capture by the police might have gone some way to making this film a bit more interesting, but as it is it doesn't really grab the viewer's attention.


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USA

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English

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10 May 1903 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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