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Fireman Save My Child (1954)

Approved | | Comedy | 2 May 1954 (USA)
A film intended for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that ended up starring Hugh O'Brian and Buddy Hackett. Most of the footage was given over to Spike Jones and His City Slickers, about the all... See full summary »

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Lt. 'Mac' McGinty
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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
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Mrs. Spencer - Fire Commissioner's Wife
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A film intended for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that ended up starring Hugh O'Brian and Buddy Hackett. Most of the footage was given over to Spike Jones and His City Slickers, about the all hands members of a 1910 fire company about to be mechanized. 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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One of the main reason Spike Jones and His City Slickers were chosen for this film was that they had a popular network television shown on NBC. Universal also benefited when free plugs for the film would appear on the show. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Pass the Biscuits, Mirandy
(uncredited)
Written by Del Porter and Carl Hoefle
Performed by Spike Jones and His City Slickers (featuring Freddy Morgan)
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Good family comedy
7 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've spent years looking for a copy of this film(16mm,dvd,vhs), so I could show it to my kids. The movie is funny, and Spike and the members of his band show why they were the best musicians in the business. They had to be that good to play that demented. I like it and recommend it for movie lovers of all ages.

The movie is about a turn of the century firehouse, with a crew of misfits that are firemen and the department band (when not fighting the fires). There's the usual running gags, plus the mayhem of Spike Jones and his Orchestra. Also, comedy relief provided by comedian Buddy Hackett and straight-man Hugh O'Brien.


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