Series: Glenn Tryon

Director: Fred L. Guiol
Producer: Hal Roach
Titles: H.M. Walker, M.S. Boylan
Photography: Harry Gerstad
Editor: Richard C. Currier

Stars: Glenn Tryon, Blanche Mehaffey, James Finlayson, Olive Borden, Jack Gavin
Company: Pathé Exchange
Released: 24 May 1925
Length: 2 reels
Production No.: G-5
Filming dates: October 23 - November 3, 1924;
retakes January 16-24, and February 9, 1925

Rating: -/10

Tell It To A Policeman!

Two young lovers (GLENN TRYON and BLANCHE MEHAFFEY) are at home when a 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.


Copyrighted April 2, 1925.

Glenn Tryon
Blanche Mehaffey
James Finlayson
Olive Borden
Jack Gavin
Policeman being beaten
Dick Gilbert
Leo Willis
Sammy Brooks

CREDITS (click image to enlarge)

Tommie Hicks (review copy)

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