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Fireman, Save My Child (1932)

Joe Grant is an inventor, fireman and baseball player in his small home town. He gets an offer to play in a big team, he hopes to get more money for his inventions. But he is invited to ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Ray Enright (story), Robert Lord (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe E. Brown ... Joe Grant
Evalyn Knapp ... Sally Toby
Lilian Bond ... June Farnum
Guy Kibbee ... Pop Devlin
Richard Carle ... Dan Toby
George MacFarlane ... St. Louis Fire Chief
Frank Shellenback Frank Shellenback ... Pitcher
Virginia Sale ... Miss Gallop
Curtis Benton Curtis Benton ... Radio Announcer
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Storyline

Joe Grant is an inventor, fireman and baseball player in his small home town. He gets an offer to play in a big team, he hopes to get more money for his inventions. But he is invited to present his invention to a fire-extinguisher company at the same time when he is supposed to play. Will he be able to show the effectiveness of his invention and win the game ? Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@inka.org.chemie.tu-meunchen.de>

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The four-alarm comedy riot! Sizzling, steaming sparkling fun. (Print Ad- Endicott Bulletin, ((Endicott, NY)) 29 April 1932) See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fumo e Fumaça See more »

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| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Walter Walker is in studio records/casting call lists for this movie in the role of "Mr. Platt," but that role was played by Frederick Burton. Also in the records were Frank Coghlan Jr. in the role of "Mascot's Pal" and Andy Devine, both of whom were not seen in the film. See more »

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There are no high mountains in Kansas. See more »

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Spoofed in Officer, Save My Child (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Hesitation Blues
(uncredited)
Written by Billy Smythe, Scott Middleton and Art Gillham
Sung by Lilian Bond while in the boat
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For Joe E. Fans
6 March 2012 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

Joe E. Brown could be a very funny guy, but you had to appreciate his particular brand of humor. He got a lot of mileage out of playing cocksure hayseeds, which he does here. There are always some visual jokes but normally you had to keep your eye on him and listen for his mid-western cornball replies, which varied in the degree of jocularity.

But this was the early 1930's, and this type of comedy would not work on today's audiences. Most of the situations take too long to develop and his sense of humor is too droll for modern times, in the same way you could not make, for instance, "Mr. Hulot's Holiday" nowadays. Modern moviegoers would rather see Adam Sandler or Jim Carrey.

"Fireman, Save My Child" is worth seeing if you can remember Joe E. Brown and savor his goofy, good-natured style. There are some good, funny moments embedded in a forgettable tale about a fireman-inventor who plays baseball. But if you don't remember him you might as well forget this picture.


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