One of the Bravest (1925)

Genres - Adventure, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |  
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Another variation on Abie's Irish Rose, the low-budget One of the Bravest focuses on the romance between Irish fireman Dan Kelly (Edward Hearn) and Jewish lass Sarah Levin (Marion Mack, best remembered as Buster Keaton's vis-a-vis in The General). When money raised for the Fireman's Ball turns up missing, Dan, the firehouse treasurer, is held responsible. Sarah's father Morris (Sidney Franklin) recoups the loss. This still doesn't compensate for the fact that Dan is deathly afraid of fire (!), but our hero redeems himself by rescuing his fireman father (Ralph Lewis) from a roaring blaze, simultaneously capturing the rat who stole the Ball funds. One of the Bravest was photographed by Ray June, a mainstay at poverty-row Gotham Pictures whose work was invariably better than his material.



ball [dance], father, fire, firefighter, Ireland, Judaism, love, rescue, robbery, sweetheart