Riley the Cop

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Riley the Cop
Poster of the movie Riley the Cop.jpg
Film poster
Directed by John Ford (uncredited)
Produced by John Ford
Written by Fred Stanley
James Gruen
Starring J. Farrell MacDonald
Nancy Drexel
Cinematography Charles G. Clarke
Edited by Alex Troffey
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
  • November 25, 1928 (1928-11-25)
Running time
68 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Riley the Cop is a 1928 American comedy film directed by John Ford. It was a silent film with a synchronized music track.[1]


  • J. Farrell MacDonald as James "Aloysius" Riley (as Farrell Macdonald)
  • Nancy Drexel as Mary Coronelli
  • David Rollins as David "Davy" Collins
  • Louise Fazenda as Lena Krausmeyer
  • Billy Bevan as Paris Cabman (uncredited)
  • Mildred Boyd as Caroline (uncredited)
  • Mike Donlin as Crook (uncredited)
  • Otto Fries as Munich Cabman (uncredited)
  • Dell Henderson as Judge Coronelli (uncredited)
  • Isabelle Keith as French Woman on Pier (uncredited)
  • Robert Parrish as Boy (uncredited)
  • Russ Powell as Mr. Kuchendorf (uncredited)
  • Harry Schultz as Hans "Eitel" Krausmeyer (uncredited)
  • Ferdinand SchumannasHeink as Julius Kuchendorf (uncredited)
  • Rolfe Sedan as French Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Harry Semels as French Policeman (uncredited)
  • Tom Wilson as Sergeant (uncredited)


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Riley the Cop". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-03-23. 

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