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Harvey Middleman, Fireman (1965)

Harvey Middleman (Eugene Troobnick), a New York City fireman, lives happily in a New Jersey suburb with his wife (Arlene Golonka) and two small children. Harvey loves his life but after a ... See full summary »

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Eugene Troobnick ...
Harvey Middleman (as Gene Troobnick)
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Mrs. Koogleman
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Lois
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Harriet
Will Mackenzie ...
Dinny
Ruth Jaroslow ...
The Mother
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Dooley
Peter Carew ...
Barratta
Stanley Myron Handelman ...
Mookey
Trudy Bordoff ...
Cindy
Neil Rouda ...
Richie
Gigi Chevalier ...
Comet Receptionist
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Librarian
Maurice Shrog ...
Mr. Koogleman
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Harvey Middleman (Eugene Troobnick), a New York City fireman, lives happily in a New Jersey suburb with his wife (Arlene Golonka) and two small children. Harvey loves his life but after a fight with his wife over dinner one night he imagines himself rescuing a beautiful young girl from a fire. Just as he dreamed it he rescues a young model named Lois (Patricia Harty). Harvey steals a kiss from her as he resuscitates her and the two quickly fall in love. After secretly dating her several times, Harvey decides he must solve his moral dilemma by consulting his psychiatrist Mrs. Koogleman (Hermione Gingold). Mrs. Koogleman however is too preoccupied with her own relationship problems to help with Harvey with his conundrum. Another fire breaks out in Lois's apartment, and this time one of Harvey's associates Dinny (Will Mackenzie) rescues the Lois while Harvey saves a cat. Lois and Dinny quickly fall in love and Harvey is left to return to his wife. Written by Anonymous

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The story of a Freudian Fireman and his blazing dreams...

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12 July 1965 (USA)  »

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Harvey Middleman, Feuerwehrmann  »

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Charles Durning's film debut. See more »

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Darling "small" film
12 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Im Harvey Middleman. I'm a fireman. My mother, she wanted me to be a doctor" Harvey Middleman, who loves his job, and saving "pussycats". He shows up to the firehouse and finds all his colleagues sleeping- How can they be sleeping? "They must not like their job...." It kind of reminds one of a bit of a Walter Mitty plot, and several scenes make one burst out in laughter, for instance Harvey at home, after a long days work, and his wife asks him if he's taken out the garbage. He tells her that she can take out the garbage, and says: "All I wanted to do was come home, relax, and have some 'baby lamb chops'" A person can't over-use the word gem to describe this cute movie. It is not a deep kind of thing, nor is it heavy. It does stick with you, forever, with fond memories.


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