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
Carleton Carpenter ...
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 ...
Mr. Ardley
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Owen Gillman
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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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1.37 : 1
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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: [Saying goodbye to Fearless Fagan] Now I'll come see you whenever I can. I gotta leave you, boy. I don't like it any better than you. Trouble with you is you're ignorant. You don't know when you're getting a good break. And you're spoiled, ya are. You had things your own way too long. When your country needs you, you gotta pitch in and help. Can't ride the gravy train all your life.
[Hugging the lion]
Pvt. Floyd Hilston, Company J: Can't stand being scolded can you, boy? Just like a big ol' kid. You'll be lonesome here, boy, ...
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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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Amazing animal work
6 March 2001 | by (Lee's Summit, MO.) – See all my reviews

A very cute story, loved the lead actor, he reminded me a lot of Dick Van Dyke in his style. The movie was sweet, innocent, could be seen by any age group. The most amazing thing is how they were able to train a lion to do all that Fagan did in the movie, that part was the most incredible. It was a fun diversion all the way.


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