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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 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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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

He Wants to Be a Fireman
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played during the opening photo credits
Sung by Dick Foran at the dance
Played by the band at the dance contest and sung by Dick Foran
Played as background music throughout
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Call Out The Bomb Squad!
22 September 2006 | by David (Handlinghandel)See all my reviews

It's very hard to believe that John Farrow directed this. He was an excellent director. The movie is at best ordinary and, more precisely, pretty terrible.

It's totally formulaic. One can plot the whole thing, right through to the end, after the first five minutes or so.

Dick Foran is new to me. This was enough of him. Robert Armstrong did some good work in other movies and he isn't bad here. Ann Sheridan is her usual self but given little to work with.

One thing that annoyed me about the movie is its premise: Foran plays a stock 1930s character. He's the wise guy who's been involved in shady doings. Here, that guy decides to make a point by becoming a fireman. He wants to show what an easy job it is.

Was there ever a time, since the days of the cavemen, that fire was considered benign? Is it possible that anyone could belittle the hard, dangerous work done by brave firemen? I really don't think so. And there goes the movie.


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