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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
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
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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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(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

Poet and Peasant Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Franz von Suppé
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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