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Life Of An American Fireman (The Life of an American Fireman)

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Starring
Vivian Vaughan Vivian Vaughan
The Girl
Arthur White Arthur White
The Fireman
James H. White James H. White
Fire Chief


Written by
Edwin S. Porter Edwin S. Porter
uncredited


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8 years, 8 months ago at May 21 18:19
Quite something really. Reading up, I learnt that this film is one of the earliest films to have a narrative - the opening scene, of the fireman wishing he was with his wife and child, really impressed me with it's use of lighting to disguise the fact that his 'thoughts' were playing out on a stage behind him. Not sure of the original purpose of the film - some kind of morale booster? Or to make t... read more
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Life of an American Fireman is a short, silent film Edwin S. Porter made for the Edison Manufacturing Company. It was shot late in 1902 and distributed early in 1903. One of the earliest American narrative films, it depicts the rescue of a woman and child from a burning building.
Release date: 1 January 1903
Tags: 1903 (3), 1900s (2), Drama (1), Action (1), B&w (1), Silent (1), Melodrama (1), Short (1), Public Domain (1), Fireman (1), 6 Min. (1)
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