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The Fireman (1916)

Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong. A man talks the Fire Chief into ignoring his burning home (he wants the insurance money) unaware that his daughter (the love of the ... See full summary »

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Charles Chaplin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... Fireman
Edna Purviance ... Girl
Lloyd Bacon ... Her Father
Eric Campbell Eric Campbell ... Fire Chief
Leo White ... Owner of the Burning House
Albert Austin Albert Austin ... Fireman
John Rand John Rand ... Fireman
James T. Kelley ... Fireman
Frank J. Coleman Frank J. Coleman ... Fireman
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Charlie is a fireman who always does everything wrong. A man talks the Fire Chief into ignoring his burning home (he wants the insurance money) unaware that his daughter (the love of the Chief) is upstairs in the house. When the house next door catches fire its owner rouses Charlie who rouses the force. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1916 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Gallant Fireman See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lone Star Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, Edna Purviance is clearly seen turning to the camera and saying either the word "bastard" or "beast", right before ascending a flight of stairs. See more »

Connections

Featured in Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003) See more »

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My First Impression Of Chaplin
14 October 2004 | by armybrat987See all my reviews

I first saw this movie back in January of this year, around my high school's exam time.

I was stressed out, so I went looking for movies to watch on the Internet, and I came across this.

This was my first Chaplin film; indeed, this was my first silent film, and I must say it made a very good impression on me.

I'm more a fan of verbal comedy, but this was unexpectedly funny!

However, I thought the butt-kicking a bit incessant and found no humor in it.

Other than that, a hilarious film. I give it two thumbs up!


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