Works featuring "crazy cops" (14)
In 1910 the International Association of Chiefs of Police adopted a resolution condemning the cinema's treatment of police. Its president complained that: "In moving pictures the police are sometimes made to appear ridiculous, and in view of the large number of young people, children, who attend these moving picture shows, it gives them an improper idea of the policeman". Note that in early cinema, police are only "sometimes made to appear ridiculous" - as well-meaning, but inept, buffoons. At other times they were extortioners, thieves, and thugs: the bad cop.