• Fires Were Started (1943)

Fires Were Started

Release Date: March 27th, 1943

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

British filmmaker Humphrey Jennings wrote and directed this World War II propaganda docudrama celebrating the heroic bravery of Britain's fire fighters at a time when German bombers were causing endless conflagrations. The uncredited actors are real firemen from a working London fire house, but Jennings and his crew organize the footage into a fictionalized story about a new man joining the crew and meeting his fellow firefighters (both male and female) before embarking on his first assignment.

Cast: Philip Dickson, George Gravett, Fred Griffiths, Johnny Houghton, Loris Rey

Director: Humphrey Jennings

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: 1940s, Sacrifice, London, England, Transformation

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