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She Loved a Fireman (1937)

After his political days are over, Red decides to become a fireman. He takes the exam, goes to fire college and is stationed at Company 27. That station is commanded by Captain Shannon, who... See full summary »

Director:

John Farrow

Writers:

Carlton Sand (screenplay), Morton Grant (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Foran ... James 'Red' Tyler
Ann Sheridan ... Marjorie 'Margie' Shannon
Robert Armstrong ... Capt. Smokey Shannon
Eddie Acuff ... Skillet Michaels
Veda Ann Borg ... Betty Williams
May Beatty ... Mrs. Michaels
Eddy Chandler Eddy Chandler ... Tim Callahan (as Eddie Chandler)
Lane Chandler ... Bill Patton
Ted Oliver Ted Oliver ... Fire Lt. Grimes
Pat Flaherty ... Duggan
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Storyline

After his political days are over, Red decides to become a fireman. He takes the exam, goes to fire college and is stationed at Company 27. That station is commanded by Captain Shannon, who punched him out over his last girl and does not like him seeing his sister Margie. Red does just enough work to get by, but then his lack of attention causes his best friend Skillet to be injured. For his punishment, Red is suspended and then transferred to a fire boat. He works harder and finds that the fireman's lot is not as easy or as safe as he thought. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Action | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Platoons See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

The Japanese Sandman
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
First tune played at the dance
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a movie w/Ann Sheridan
22 September 2006 | by tarpoffSee all my reviews

I have to second that first assessment I read. Ann Sheridan IS the only reason to watch this. However, it is also the reason TO watch it. Ann Sheridan might be the most underrated actress in motion picture history. She is always worth watching. Anything and everything she does is worth watching. This was made before she was being given significant roles which all changed with the James Cagney/Pat O'Brien classic, "Angels with Dirty Faces". That performance brought to the attention of Hollywood that she was much more than a pretty face. The three of them teamed up again in "Torrid Zone" and by then she was coming into her own. She had a tremendous off screen brother/sister repoire with Humphrey Bogart from their film "San Quentin". Although the media has consistently reminded everyone of Betty Grable as a pin-up during WWII, Ann Sheridan was right there with her.


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