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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)
Smokey Hinkle
Harry's Wife
Capt. Bill Peters
Commissioner Spencer
Chief Rorty
Henry Kulky ...
Madge Blake ...
Mrs. Spencer - Fire Commissioner's Wife


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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Release Date:

2 May 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Avec les pompiers  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Stafford Repp's movie debut. See more »


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


In a Persian Market
Music by Albert W. Ketèlbey
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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