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The Burning Stable (1896)

Not Rated | | Short | 31 October 1896 (USA)
"A burning wagon is dragged from the barn by the firemen, and four horses are rescued from the flames by the stablemen. Thick volumes of smoke pour from the doors and windows." - from the Edison Catalog

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James H. White
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A stable is on fire, and several horses are trapped inside. Firefighters and stable hands have entered the burning structure, and are bringing out the horses one or two at a time. After several horses have come out, another man emerges from the stable, pulling a cart. Written by Snow Leopard

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31 October 1896 (USA) See more »

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Горящая конюшня See more »

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Fire + Horses
30 December 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Burning Stable, The (1896)

*** (out of 4)

Edison short running just over twenty-seconds has firemen showing up to a barn that is on fire. They open up the doors, save four horses and then pull out the wagon, which is on fire. This is an early example of a dramatic film and believe it or not the thing still holds up pretty well after all these years. You have to question yourself why they were risking the lives of these horses who were clearly inside a burning barn but this adds to the drama. The film does a pretty good (and smart for the time) job at building the suspense as the firemen have to keep entering the barn.


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