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Buster Keaton, arguably the greatest comedian that ever lived, enthralled audiences into sidesplitting laughter with his unique, clever, and outrageous comedy. Here in the short, silent film Cops, Keaton does it again by employing his patented physical inventiveness and playful storytelling. In love with a greedy girl, Keaton sets out to make himself a rich businessman to impress her. Through a set of convoluted complications, Keaton ends up stealing furniture, acquiring a horse and wagon, and enraging the entire city police force to the point that they ALL chase him! Eluding hundreds and hundreds of men in uniform, Keaton’s acrobatic and athletic stunts never cease to amaze and amuse as he defies every last policeman. A pillar of artistic achievement, Cops boasts one of the greatest chase scenes ever recorded and is one of Keaton’s best films.