The Fireman (1916)

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Movie Info

In this film, Charles Chaplin is an earnest but inept member of a ramshackle fire department. His boss, Eric Campbell, has entered into a deal with the wealthy father of heroine Edna Purviance; the father plans to burn down his house for the insurance and split the settlement with Campbell.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Comedy
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In Theaters:
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Cast

Lloyd Bacon
as Her Father
Eric Campbell
as Foregman of the Brigade
Leo White
as Owner of Burning House
Albert Austin
as Fireman
John Rand
as Fireman
James T. Kelly
as Fireman
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Audience Reviews for The Fireman

Charlie Chaplin's acrobatic feats in sliding down the pole and driving the fire engine are marvelous in point of agility, and his knockabout clowning with the huge captain of the house is worthy of an India-rubber man. There is little plot to the comedy, as is the case with most of these fantasies, but the Chaplin antics are sufficient to keep interest alive in the piece from start to finish.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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