Dries, de brandwacht

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Summary

Semi-documentary showing some of the activities of the Amsterdam fire brigade, interwoven with the story of a boy who wants to become a firefighter.

In 1914, young Dries Verbeek and his schoolmates watch how firemen release a dove that has become entangled in telephone wires. Dries likes Marie, the girl who lives next door, but she snubs him and calls him a horrid street ruffian. Dries has trouble at school and is eventually expelled, whereupon he joins the navy.

Ten years later Dries returns to Amsterdam and gets a job with the fire brigade. He saves a child who has fallen into a canal and rescues a woman from a burning house. Marie, now an attractive young woman, changes her earlier opinion of Dries and admires his bravery. Before long the two young people form a loving couple.

Information

original title
Dries, de brandwacht
alternative title
De Amsterdamse brandweerfilm
production year
1924
censorship date
30-11-1933
release date
29-08-1924
country
Netherlands
geographical names
category
Fictional
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producer
production company

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Technical notations

runtime
34
original length
600
censorship length
593
sound
Silent
colour
Black & White
format
35mm
acts
2

Resources

G. Donaldson, Of Joy and Sorrow. A Filmography of Dutch Silent Fiction, Amsterdam (1997), pp. 243-244

Centrale Commissie voor de Filmkeuring (Nationaal Archief; A4094)

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