LA POLICE EN L’AN 2000 (1910)
aka Police of the Future
Article 3506 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 2-24-2011
Posting Date: 3-21-2011
What it is: Science fiction comedy
IN the year 2000, policemen nab criminals with the help of their flying machine.
This one is pretty amusing. In order to nab the criminals, the police observe them from their flying craft with telescopes and binoculars, and then use long poles with hooks on the end to grab the criminals, haul them up to the flying craft, and dump them in a cell. They even do some dog-catching on the side, as they grab a stray dog eating sausages. Or maybe this was to prevent him from becoming a cannibal, considering how many dogs-into sausages movies were made in the early silent era. It looks like the real world has yet to catch up with this idea.