The Burglar on the Roof  (1898)

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There is a burglar on the rooftop of a Manhattan office building, and he is trying to break in. Two women spot him, and one of them begins beating him with a broom as they wait for help to ...See full summary »

Country United States

Genre Short, Crime

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Produced in May of 1897, not released until December of 1898.

This short was filmed on the roof of a building where Vitagraph had rented an office. The wife of the building's janitor, not realizing a movie was being shot, spotted J. Stuart Blackton dressed as a burglar and began attacking him with a broom, thinking he was an actual burglar.


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Languages: English

Release Date: 01 Dec 1898 (United States) See more