The Fire Brigade
Also known as [Fire!]
Color/B&W : Nine reels / 8716 feet
Directed by William Nigh
Cast: May McAvoy [Helen Corwin], Charles Ray [Terry O’Neil], Holmes Herbert [James Corwin], Tom O’Brien [Joe O’Neil], Eugenie Besserer [Mrs. O’Neil], Warner P. Richmond (Warner Richmond) [Jim O’Neil], Bert Woodruff [Captain O’Neil], Vivia Ogden [Bridget], De Witt Jennings [Fire Chief Wallace], Dan Mason [‘Peg Leg’ Murphy], Erwin Connelly [Thomas Wainwright]
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Robert N. Lee, from the short story “The Fire Brigade” by Kate Corbaley. Production design by Cedric Gibbons and Paul Crawley. Costume design by Kathleen Kay, Maude Marsh and André-ani. Cinematography by John Arnold. Intertitles by Lotta Woods. Edited by Harry L. Decker. / © 19 January 1927 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP23573]. Premiered 20 December 1926 in New York, New York. Released 12 February 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Technicolor two-strip color process sequences.
Survival status: Print exists in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists film archive.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Buildings - Color cinematography - Corruption - Families: Brother-brother relationships - Fire - Firemen
Listing updated: 28 January 2010.
References: Basten-Technicolor p. 169; Brownlow-Parade p. 324; Drew-Speaking pp. 128, 130, 279; Eames-MGM p. 31; Everson-American p. 197 : Website-AFI.