A man brings his devoted pet with him when he is drafted into the army. The pet happens to be an adult lion, named Fearless Fagan. Based on a true story.

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Abby Ames
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Pvt. Floyd Hilston - Company J
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Sgt. Kellwi - Company J
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Capt. Daniels - Company J
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Mrs. Ardley
Barbara Ruick ...
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John Call ...
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Robert Burton ...
Owen Gillman
Wilton Graff ...
Col. Horne
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Emil Tauchnitz
Jonathan Cott ...
Cpl. Geft - Company J
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A man brings his devoted pet with him when he is drafted into the army. The pet happens to be an adult lion, named Fearless Fagan. Based on a true story.

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15 August 1952 (USA)  »

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L'intrépide  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

The hash marks on Col. Horne's uniform left sleeve indicate he spent at least 1 1/2 years overseas in both WWI and WWII. See more »

Goofs

When Abby leaves her car to find the source of the circus music, she leaves the engine running. When she returns to the car she starts is again. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Floyd Hilston, Company J: I need to find a new home for my pet lion.
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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #5.17 (1955) See more »

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What Do You Think I Am?
Written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Performed by Janet Leigh
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Great Animal Scenes
28 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stanley Donen directed this movie immediately after directing Singin' in the Rain. He was to have directed Jumbo, but that film wasn't ready to go yet.

It's true that neither Stanley Donen, Janet Leigh or Carlton Carpenter wanted to do the film, but it did OK at the box office.

This is a fun movie, although slight, and the lion, Fagan, is amazing. (Fagan plays himself.) In one of the opening scenes, Carpeter's character performs with the lion, and the lion reminded me of a great big kitty cat playing hide n' go seek!

To read more about this movie, go to tcm.com.


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