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Director
  
Humphrey Jennings

Music director
  
William Alwyn

Writer
  
Humphrey Jennings

Language
  
English

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Genre
  
Drama, War

Screenplay
  
Humphrey Jennings

Duration
  

Country
  
United Kingdom

Fires Were Started movie poster

Cast
  
John Barker, T.P. Smith

Release date
  
12 April 1943 (UK)

Initial release
  
April 12, 1943 (United Kingdom)

Similar movies
  
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Fires were started


Fires Were Started is a 1943 British film written and directed by Humphrey Jennings, filmed in documentary style, showing the lives of firefighters through the Blitz during the Second World War. The film uses actual firemen (including Cyril Demarne) rather than professional actors.

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Production

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Exterior shots were filmed on location, while the interior scenes were shot at Pinewood Studios. Jennings's first cut of the film - titled I Was a Fireman ran to 74 minutes, which was cut down to 65 minutes and released as Fires Were Started.

Critical reception

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Film critics mostly praised the film for its realism and documentary value, despite its reconstructions. Dilys Powell, of the Sunday Times declared its authenticity to be 'moving and terrifying'.


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References

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