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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
Jackie Condon ... Jackie
Johnny Downs ... Johnny
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina
Jannie Hoskins ... Mango
Mary Kornman ... Mary
Scooter Lowry ... Scooter
Jay R. Smith ... Turkie-egg
Clifton Young ... Bonedust
Billy Naylor ... Our Gang member

Mickey Daniels ... Our Gang member
Charles A. Bachman ... Officer
Ed Brandenburg ... Fireman
George B. French ... Chemist
Ham Kinsey ... Fireman
Gene Morgan ... Fire chief
William Orlamond ... Old Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Blake ... Girl
Howard Brandenburg ... Boy
Mildred Kornman ... Mildred
Sam Lufkin ... Crowd extra
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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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USA:20 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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I liked this one and didn't think it was flat., 23 February 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"The Fourth Alarm" is one of a fraction of the silent Little Rascals comedies that exist today. And, oddly, it's not part of the huge mega-DVD set that was released a few years ago. It, and a few other silent installments are available for free download at

The theme of the kids wanting to be firemen is not unique to "The Fourth Alarm". I've seen at least a couple later shorts with this theme and perhaps there were a some before this one. Regardless, after putting out a dangerous fire, the boys are told by the chief that they are his helpers--and soon the boys build their own firehouse--complete with so many of the cute gadgets that you'd expect from these films. Eventually, a real and deadly fire breaks out and the kids mistakenly think they can handle it! What's next? See the film.

Well done throughout. Perhaps it has a few less laughs than usual but it's more than made up for by the wonderful firehouse and their hilarious fire engines. Well worth your time.

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