Hook and Ladder, No. 9 (1927)

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Given a title like Hook and Ladder No. 9, just guess what this picture was about. The main story concerns the romantic rivalry between firemen Johnny (Cornelius Keefe) and Dan (Edward Hearn) over the affections of Mary (Doris Smith). When Mary weds Johnny, Dan broods himself into thoughts of revenge. But when Mary and her new baby are trapped in a burning building, Dan forgets his animosity and rescues them both. A "lady or the tiger" finale caps this better-than-average firefighting opus, which benefited from some truly terrifying conflagration scenes.

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fire, toddlers