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The Fourth Alarm (1926)

The gang organizes their own junior fire department by converting an old barn into a firehouse. Later, going to a real fire proved difficult for them especially Farina who couldn't quite handle his heavily pressured fire hose.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan

Writers:

Robert A. McGowan (story), Hal Roach (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Hal Roach's Rascals Hal Roach's Rascals ... The Kids
Joe Cobb ... Joe (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jackie Condon ... Jackie (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Johnny Downs ... Johnny (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Farina (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jannie Hoskins Jannie Hoskins ... Mango (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Mary Kornman ... Mary (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Scooter Lowry ... Scooter (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Jay R. Smith Jay R. Smith ... Turkey-egg (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Clifton Young ... Bonedust (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Billy Naylor Billy Naylor ... Our Gang member (as Hal Roach's Rascals)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chester A. Bachman ... Officer
Julia Blake Julia Blake ... Girl
Ed Brandenburg Ed Brandenburg ... Fireman
Howard Brandenburg Howard Brandenburg ... Boy
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The gang organizes their own junior fire department by converting an old barn into a firehouse. Later, going to a real fire proved difficult for them especially Farina who couldn't quite handle his heavily pressured fire hose.

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Mary: Don't you know there's a fire?
Joe: I can't find my pants!
Mary: Look under the bed - That's were papa keeps his -...
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Lesser Our Gang Short
31 January 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Fourth Alarm, The (1926)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Flat Our Gang short has the kids playing with firemen when the real pros are called away to fight a fire. While they're gone another fire breaks out and the kids are able to put it out by themselves so the fire chief makes them honorary firemen. Sure enough, it doesn't take long for another fire to break out and the Gang ends up causing more trouble. I must admit that THE FOURTH ALARM is probably the worst of the Our Gang silents that I've seen. I found the film to be incredibly hard to sit through and especially during the first ten minutes when there's not a single laugh to be had. There doesn't even appear to have been any attempt for a laugh to happen as all we get are scenes of the kids playing in water and eventually fighting a fire. None of the action here is all that memorable and even when the fire stuff does start it just isn't funny at all. It seems like without Mickey Daniels they were struggling to see who should carry the films. Joe and Farina get most of the action and Mary is here a tad bit more but they haven't too much to do.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

12 September 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Fire See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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