7.1/10
56
7 user

Fireman Save My Child (1954)

Approved | | Action , Comedy | 2 May 1954 (USA)
A film intended for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that ended up starring Hugh O'Brian and Buddy Hackett. Most of the footage was given over to Spike Jones and His City Slickers, about the all... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

Lee Loeb (screenplay), John Grant (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fred Clark
Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Robert Paige
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two goofballs try to run a beaten-down old amusement park.

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Gigi Perreau
Adventure | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Rocky and Puddin' Head are waiting tables at an inn on Tortuga when a letter given them by Lady Jane for delivery to Martingale gets switched with a treasure map. Kidd and Bonney kidnap them to Skull Island to find said treasure.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff
Comedy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. However, once they discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder, they travel with the prospector to Alaska to help ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Mitzi Green
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dorothy Shay
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two Brooklyn wrestling promoters go to French Algeria in search of a famous Algerian wrestler but accidentally end-up in the French Foreign Legion.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patricia Medina
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Spike Jones ... Lt. 'Mac' McGinty
Spike Jones and His City Slickers Spike Jones and His City Slickers ... Firemen (as Spike Jones' City Slickers)
Hugh O'Brian ... Smitty
Buddy Hackett ... Smokey Hinkle
Adele Jergens ... Harry's Wife
Tom Brown ... Capt. Bill Peters
Harry Cheshire ... Commissioner Spencer
George Cleveland ... Chief Rorty
Tristram Coffin ... Tucker
John Cliff ... Crane
Willis Bouchey ... Mayor
Henry Kulky Henry Kulky ... Harry
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Spencer - Fire Commissioner's Wife
Edit

Storyline

A film intended for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello that ended up starring Hugh O'Brian and Buddy Hackett. Most of the footage was given over to Spike Jones and His City Slickers, about the all hands members of a 1910 fire company about to be mechanized. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

b movie | song | singer | singing | farce | See All (27) »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avec les pompiers See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally slated to star Bud Abbott and Lou Costello (who shot some scenes and who can be distinguished in a few long shots), Costello's ill health forced the withdrawal of the duo from the picture. Universal replaced them with Buddy Hackett and Hugh O'Brian. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Leave It to Beaver: In the Soup (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Poet and Peasant Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Franz von Suppé
Performed by Spike Jones and His City Slickers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fireman Save My Child
15 January 2007 | by zaphod-74See all my reviews

I have to start saying it has been a long time since I have seen it, but have seen it 5 or more times; a wonderful little romp that was clearly inspired by the musical/comedy pairings of new or fading stars with musical groups of prominence. Kay Kyser's mysteries would be a good example.

Having Spike Jones unleashed is the best part of the show, as he and his band play many tunes and are a part of the action, doing a fine job of support. Hugh O'Brien plays the face, Buddy Hackett the part rumor has it that was offered to Lou Costello and thus, Abbott and Costello replacing the leads. Don't know if that was true.

all in all, a pleasant movie, but important to have that much Spike Jones and his band on film for history. Wish that it was released, as I haven't seen or heard of it now in two decades. Hope it is not lost


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed