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198 Ratings

Life of an American Fireman

United States, 1903
Action, Silent, Short


A short, silent film Edwin S. Porter made for the Edison Manufacturing Company. One of the earliest American narrative films, it depicts the rescue of a woman and child from a burning building.

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Life of an American Fireman Directed by Edwin S. Porter, George S. Fleming

Awards & Festivals

National Film Preservation Board

2016 | 2 wins including: National Film Registry

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