The Man in the Fire

The Man in the Fire (German: Der Mann im Feuer) is a 1926 German silent film directed by Erich Waschneck and starring Helga Thomas, Olga Tschechowa and Henry Stuart.[1] It was released in the United States under the alternative title of When Duty Calls.

The Man in the Fire
American release poster
Directed byErich Waschneck
Produced byErich Pommer
Written byHeinrich Brandt
Curt J. Braun
Armin Petersen
Erich Waschneck
StarringHelga Thomas
Olga Tschechowa
Henry Stuart
Music byWerner R. Heymann
CinematographyFriedl Behn-Grund
Werner Brandes
Distributed byUFA
Release date
23 September 1926
German intertitles

The film's sets were designed by Botho Hoefer.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.485


  • Hans-Michael Bock and Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: An Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books.
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