B&W : 143 feet
Directed by (unknown)
American Mutoscope Company production; distributed by American Mutoscope Company. / Released April 1897. / [?] Mutoscope 68mm spherical 1.36:1 format? / The film was also sold in a 26-foot length.
Synopsis: [From American Mutoscope promotional materials] Two children sleeping in bed are aroused by a burglar, who foolishly lays down his revolver while he is ransacking the room. One of the little girls gets possession of the pistol, and makes the thief throw up his hands. The other little girl rings the burglar alarm for a policeman, who shortly appears, arrests the burglar and marches him off. This is a very attractive subject, and especially pleasing to children.
Survival status: (unknown)
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 13 April 2010.
References: Musser-Emerge pp. 228, 599 : Website-AFI.