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Fireman, Save My Child (1932)

Joe Grant is an inventor, fireman and baseball player in his small home town. He gets an offer to play in a big team, he hopes to get more money for his inventions. But he is invited to ... See full summary »

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Joe Grant is an inventor, fireman and baseball player in his small home town. He gets an offer to play in a big team, he hopes to get more money for his inventions. But he is invited to present his invention to a fire-extinguisher company at the same time when he is supposed to play. Will he be able to show the effectiveness of his invention and win the game ? Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@inka.org.chemie.tu-meunchen.de>

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You saw him in "Hold Everything" and "Sit Tight" - "Going Wild" at "Top Speed" - so you won't need to be "Broad Minded" to agree that the "Local Boy Makes Good" in a bigger way than ever in "Fireman Save My Child". (Newspaper ad). See more »

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20 February 1932 (USA)  »

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Fumo e Fumaça  »

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Walter Walker is in studio records/casting call lists for this movie in the role of "Mr. Platt," but that role was played by Frederick Burton. Also in the records were Frank Coghlan Jr. in the role of "Mascot's Pal" and Andy Devine, both of whom were not seen in the film. See more »

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Spoofed in Officer, Save My Child (1932) See more »

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
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Music by Albert von Tilzer
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27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Fireman, Save My Child (1932)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

First film in Warner's trilogy of baseball films with Joe E. Brown. In this one Brown plays a star pitcher who also just happens to be a fireman. Even with the World Series on the line he can't help but put being a fireman at number one. I've seen the last film in this trilogy and really enjoyed it so that's why I was so disappointed in this one. Brown is his usual self, which brings a few laughs but overall he isn't nearly as wild and out of control as normal. The supporting cast are deadly dull and really don't add any laughs so it's pretty much Brown trying to do everything on his own. You get the mean blonde subplot, which is pretty dull as well. Directed by Lloyd Bacon.


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