Tell It To A Policeman  
 
Glenn Tryon series
Production No. G-5
24 May 1925
Pathé Exchange
silent short
2-reels

 

Director: Fred L. Guiol Cinematography: Harry Gerstad
Producer: Hal Roach Editor: Richard Currier
Titles: H.M. Walker, M.S. Boylan Sound recording: N/A

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Two young lovers (Glenn Tryon and Blanche Mehaffey) are at home when policeman James Finlayson calls.  He comes in and the three of them sit down on the sofa.  The woman offers her box of chocolates to both men, but chooses the cop for first pick.  The highly decorated cop then begins to tell his story on how he achieved so many bravery awards...
Flashback to a fellow cop (Jack Gavin) getting the hell knocked out of him by an angry crowd of men when Fin arrives on the scene.  Fin throws down his gun and police baton and summons over the mob for a fight and beats every one of them.  Back on the couch, the girlfriend gushes with pride over the cop's heroic actions whilst her boyfriend sits and sulks.  The boyfriend tries to sabotage the chocolates by substituting some tobacco in the box but the cop sees the plan unfolding and turns the tables on him, all the while boasting to his girlfriend of his heroics.
Unable to get a job as a bellboy, the boyfriend chooses to be a policeman instead.

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Facts
Production G-5 - Glenn Tryon series.
Copyrighted April 2, 1925.

Filming dates
October 23 - November 3, 1924, with retakes January 16-24, February 4-6, and February 9, 1925.

Trivia
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Glenn Tryon
Boyfriend
Blanche Mehaffey
Girlfriend
James Finlayson
Policeman
  Olive Borden
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Jack Gavin
Policeman being beaten
  Dick Gilbert
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  Leo Willis
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  Sammy Brooks
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UNIDENTIFIED CAST
 

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SHOT ON THE LOT
The following scenes were filmed on the Hal Roach Back Lot and are included in the TOUR
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