The Cop (1928)

64 mins | Melodrama | 20 August 1928

Director:

Donald Crisp

Producer:

Ralph Block

Cinematographer:

Arthur Miller

Editor:

Barbara Hunter

Production Designer:

Stephen Goosson

Production Company:

De Mille Pictures Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
9 Sep 1928.
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New York Times
6 Nov 1928
p.5.
Variety
7 Nov 1928
p. 26.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
PRODUCTION MISC
Tech adv
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DETAILS
Release Date:
20 August 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
11 July 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25458
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64
Length(in feet):
7,054
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Pete Smith, a rookie cop, is assigned to run down Scarface Marcas, a crook leader whom he once befriended. (A friendship that developed between the two when Smith, caretaker of a drawbridge, nursed Marcas, wounded in a gun battle, quickly terminated when Marcas secretly left, taking with him Smith's overcoat and bankroll.) Smith doubles his efforts when his best friend, Sergeant Coughlin, dies in a gun battle with Marcas. Dressed in plain clothes, Smith finds Marcas, shoots him, and rescues Mary Monks, a girl who was in Marcas' ... +


Pete Smith, a rookie cop, is assigned to run down Scarface Marcas, a crook leader whom he once befriended. (A friendship that developed between the two when Smith, caretaker of a drawbridge, nursed Marcas, wounded in a gun battle, quickly terminated when Marcas secretly left, taking with him Smith's overcoat and bankroll.) Smith doubles his efforts when his best friend, Sergeant Coughlin, dies in a gun battle with Marcas. Dressed in plain clothes, Smith finds Marcas, shoots him, and rescues Mary Monks, a girl who was in Marcas' power. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject
Subject (Major):

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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