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The Fireman

Flicker Alley
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In Chaplin’s second effort for Mutual, he portrays an inept firefighter at Fire Station 23. Charlie, still asleep, mistakes a drill bell for a fire alarm and single-handedly drives out the horse-drawn fire engine. When he discovers his error, he simply backs up the engine into the fire station, with horses galloping backward (an early instance of camera tricks—cameramen Foster and Totheroh skillfully cranked the cameras in reverse and Chaplin staged the action backward).

The Fireman

Flicker Alley, 1916.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017.

Title from title frames.; In Process Record.; Film

Originally produced by Flicker Alley in 1916.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Flicker Alley (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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