in about 100 words or less
US 32m, B&W, Silent
Director: Charlie Chaplin; Cast: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Lloyd Bacon, Eric Campbell
The Fireman is a slapstick comedy about a crooked fire chief who agrees to let a house burn down so that the owner can collect the insurance money. In return, the chief is promised the hand in marriage of the owner’s daughter. As a bumbling fireman, Chaplin inadvertently, messes up the plans and as expected, gets the girl for himself. A funny film with a couple of simple visual effects, The Fireman also provides some interesting outdoor shots which look to be some of the outlying areas of Hollywood (Klaus Ming January 2016).