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12 September 1926 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Hal Roach's Rascals ... The Kids
Joe Cobb ... Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Johnny Downs ... Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jannie Hoskins ... Mango (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ... Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Scooter Lowry ... Scooter (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jay R. Smith ... Turkey-egg (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Clifton Young ... Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Billy Naylor ... Our Gang member (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chester A. Bachman ... Officer
Julia Blake ... Girl
Ed Brandenburg ... Fireman
Howard Brandenburg ... Boy
George B. French ... Chemist
Ham Kinsey ... Fireman
Mildred Kornman ... Mildred
Jackie Levine ... Abie (as Jack Lavine)
Sam Lufkin ... Crowd extra
Gene Morgan ... Fire chief
William Orlamond ... Old Man

Directed by
Robert F. McGowan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert A. McGowan  story
Hal Roach  story
H.M. Walker  titles

Produced by
F. Richard Jones .... supervising producer
Hal Roach .... producer
Cinematography by
Art Lloyd 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Oelze .... assistant director
Art Department
C.E. Christensen .... construction supervisor
Charles Oelze .... props
Don Sandstrom .... props
Camera and Electrical Department
Stax Graves .... still photographer
Other crew
Tony Campanaro .... animal trainer
Charles Levin .... laboratory supervisor
Hal Roach .... presenter

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Also Known As:
"The Big Fire" - USA (TV title)
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USA:20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Edited into "Mischief Makers" (1960)See more »


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Lesser Our Gang Short, 31 January 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Fourth Alarm, The (1926)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Flat Our Gang short has the kids playing with firemen when the real pros are called away to fight a fire. While they're gone another fire breaks out and the kids are able to put it out by themselves so the fire chief makes them honorary firemen. Sure enough, it doesn't take long for another fire to break out and the Gang ends up causing more trouble. I must admit that THE FOURTH ALARM is probably the worst of the Our Gang silents that I've seen. I found the film to be incredibly hard to sit through and especially during the first ten minutes when there's not a single laugh to be had. There doesn't even appear to have been any attempt for a laugh to happen as all we get are scenes of the kids playing in water and eventually fighting a fire. None of the action here is all that memorable and even when the fire stuff does start it just isn't funny at all. It seems like without Mickey Daniels they were struggling to see who should carry the films. Joe and Farina get most of the action and Mary is here a tad bit more but they haven't too much to do.

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