Daring Daylight Burglary (film #29 on The Movies Begin, Volume Two: The European Pioneers (Kino Video, 1994)). [Category: Early Film & TV]

A burglar breaks into a house, but is spotted by a witness who informs the police, leading to a fight on a rooftop (where one officer is injured) and an extended chase. Unlike most early films of this type, this is pretty exciting and realistic, without any laughable moments. You can see how it may have influenced The Great Train Robbery. A 1903 Sheffield film.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.

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