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Fireman Save My Child (1954)

Approved | | Comedy | 2 May 1954 (USA)
An intended film for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that ened up with Hugh O'Brian (a performer who was often funny, but not on purpose) and Buddy Hackett in the A&C roles, with most of the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Spike Jones ...
Lt. 'Mac' McGinty
Spike Jones and His City Slickers ...
Firemen (as Spike Jones' City Slickers)
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Smitty
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Smokey Hinkle
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Harry's Wife
Tom Brown ...
Capt. Bill Peters
Harry Cheshire ...
Commissioner Spencer
George Cleveland ...
Chief Rorty
...
Tucker
John Cliff ...
Crane
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Mayor
Henry Kulky ...
Harry
Madge Blake ...
Mrs. Spencer - Fire Commissioner's Wife
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An intended film for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that ened up with Hugh O'Brian (a performer who was often funny, but not on purpose) and Buddy Hackett in the A&C roles, with most of the footage given over to Spike Jones and His City Slickers, with all hands members of a 1910 fire company about to be mechanized. A&C visible in some long shots. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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murphy bed | fireman | See All (2) »

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2 May 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Avec les pompiers  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The rubber-faced banjo player, Freddy Morgan, claimed in his later years that additional comic sequences featuring him were deleted from the movie at the insistence of Buddy Hackett. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Leave It to Beaver: In the Soup (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

A Hot Time in the Old Town
(uncredited)
Music by Theo. A. Metz
Lyrics by Joe Hayden
Arranged by Spike Jones
Performed by Spike Jones and His City Slickers
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Buddy, Save This Movie
21 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have never seen this film but have heard a lot about it. Just recently, I was reading an Abbott and Costello biography where it quoted Buddy Hackett as saying that he "replaced" Lou in the film when Lou got ill. (Was it another rheumatic fever attack?) I would like to know the origins of the casting and would like to see this film.

It is easy to see that Hugh O'Brian was essaying the Abbott role. But was he funny at one point?

Spike Jones in a movie that was tailored around him? Just zany enough to be a great idea! When Turner Classic Movies does show it at 3 in the morning I'll have the VCR set


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