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Fire Rescue Scene (1894)

"Firemen in working uniform, rubber coats, helmets, and boots. Thrilling rescue from burning building. Smoke effects are fine." - from the Edison Catalog
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Thick smoke fills the air as a group of fire-fighters prepare for a rescue attempt. One of them, standing on a ladder, helps a young girl down to the ground in safety. A young boy comes next. The fire-fighter then climbs higher up the ladder to see if anyone else needs help. Written by Snow Leopard

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USA

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1 December 1894 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Спасение из огня See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The first action film
28 February 2014 | by kobe1413See all my reviews

The Edison team of William Heise and W.K.L. Dickson work together to create this short film. It features a firemn, standing on a ladder, rescuing children from a burning building. He hands the children to another fireman, while smoke twirls around them.

Various firefighting themes where very popular during the beginnings of film. From staged runs of fire trucks to short scenes of firemen rescuing victims, people from the turn-of-the-century loved watching anything to do with firefighting. Heise would go on to film other firefighting movies, such as "The Morning Alarm".

I give it a 2 out of 10 as an important early short film.


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