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The Arrest of a Pickpocket
(1896) British
B&W : 40 feet
Directed by Birt Acres

Cast: [?] ? [a pickpocket], [?] ? [the policeman], [?] ? [a sailor].

Birt Acres production. / Produced by Birt Acres. Cinematography by Birt Acres. / Released May 1896. / [?] Kinematograph 35mm spherical format? / The last known print of the film was recovered in 2006 from an attic in England.

Drama.

Synopsis: A pickpocket eludes a policeman but is stopped by a sailor.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Arrests - Crime: Theft - Criminals: Pickpockets - Law: Enforcement: Policemen - Sailors

Listing updated: 19 August 2009.

References: Gifford-British n. 00013; Shirley-Australian p. 10.

 
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