MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 75,190 this week

Fire! (1901)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 321 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 2 critic

Firefighters ring for help, and here comes the ladder cart; they hitch a horse to it. A second horse-drawn truck joins the first, and they head down the street to a house fire. Inside a man... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 612 titles
created 10 Sep 2011
 
a list of 782 titles
created 28 Nov 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 02 Jul 2013
 
a list of 250 titles
created 25 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 127 titles
created 06 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Fire!" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fire! (1901)

Fire! (1901) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fire!.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A British trick film in which a motorist ends up driving around the rings of Saturn.

Director: Walter R. Booth
Joan of Arc (1900)
Short | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A divinely inspired peasant woman becomes an army captain for France and then is martyred after she is captured.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Bleuette Bernon, Georges Méliès, Jeanne d'Alcy
Short | Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In front of a flour mill, two men fight. One is the miller, and he's swinging a bag of flour in the scuffle. The other is a chimney sweep, and he's swinging what may be a bag of flour, but ... See full summary »

Director: George Albert Smith
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This film is a winner, it being one of the most laughable of mysterious picture ever made. An extremely lean man and an extremely fat man are engaged in a wrestling match. The lean man ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A cartoonist defies reality when he draws objects that become three-dimensional after he lifts them off his sketch pad.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton
Stars: J. Stuart Blackton
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins.

Director: James Williamson
Stars: Sam Dalton
The Kiss (1896)
Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two people kiss.

Director: William Heise
Stars: May Irwin, John C. Rice
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A boy looks through glasses at various objects, seen magnified.

Director: George Albert Smith
Stars: Harold Smith
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The adventures of an inattentive man. He's at his kitchen table, reading. A woman brings his hat and points to the clock. He continues reading and pours coffee into his hat. He leaves, ... See full summary »

Director: James Williamson
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A man dreams he is flirting with an attractive young lady, then he wakes up in bed next to his wife.

Director: George Albert Smith
Stars: Laura Bayley, Tom Green
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A chemist in his laboratory places upon a table his own head, alive; then fixing upon his head a rubber tube with a pair of bellows, he begins to blow with all his might. Immediately the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Edit

Storyline

Firefighters ring for help, and here comes the ladder cart; they hitch a horse to it. A second horse-drawn truck joins the first, and they head down the street to a house fire. Inside a man sleeps, he awakes amidst flames and throws himself back on the bed. In comes a firefighter, hosing down the blaze. He carries out the victim, down a ladder to safety. Other firefighters enter the house to save belongings, and out comes one with a baby. The saved man rejoices, but it's not over yet. Another resident appears upstairs. He jumps. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

firefighting | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

15 October 1901 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Tűz!  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Silent Britain (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not bad, not bad at all
15 September 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

For an early film, this one is actually pretty good. In this silent movie, the crew re-creates a fire and shows the firemen doing their job--starting with leaving the firehouse all the way through rescuing all the victims. It's sort of like a documentary of their job that is done by re-staging what looks an awful lot like a real fire. Unlike some similar films, this one looks authentic enough that it both entertains and gives us insight into the profession in 1901. I particularly liked seeing the horse-drawn fire wagon as well as the people jumping out the window into the trampoline-like device the firemen use. Pretty good stuff and a pretty good historical record to boot!


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Fire! (1901) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page