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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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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
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Capt. Bill Peters
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Commissioner Spencer
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Chief Rorty
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Tucker
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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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2 May 1954 (USA)  »

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Avec les pompiers  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Buddy Hackett replaces Lou Costello in this film and 25 years later played him in the TV biography Bud and Lou (1978). See more »

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

Soundtracks

Poet and Peasant Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Franz von Suppé
Performed by Spike Jones and His City Slickers
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Fireman Save My Child
15 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to start saying it has been a long time since I have seen it, but have seen it 5 or more times; a wonderful little romp that was clearly inspired by the musical/comedy pairings of new or fading stars with musical groups of prominence. Kay Kyser's mysteries would be a good example.

Having Spike Jones unleashed is the best part of the show, as he and his band play many tunes and are a part of the action, doing a fine job of support. Hugh O'Brien plays the face, Buddy Hackett the part rumor has it that was offered to Lou Costello and thus, Abbott and Costello replacing the leads. Don't know if that was true.

all in all, a pleasant movie, but important to have that much Spike Jones and his band on film for history. Wish that it was released, as I haven't seen or heard of it now in two decades. Hope it is not lost


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