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Fireman Save My Child (1918)

Harold decides to crash a fireman's ball just to see the girl he loves. However, their parents decided she would marry the fire department chief and Harold is out of consideration. But when... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred J. Goulding (as Alf Goulding)

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... Harold
'Snub' Pollard
Bebe Daniels ... Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Blaisdell
Sammy Brooks Sammy Brooks
Harry Burns Harry Burns
Lige Conley ... (as Lige Cromley)
Billy Fay Billy Fay ... (as B. Fay)
Gus Leonard
Alma Maxim Alma Maxim
James Parrott James Parrott
Dorothea Wolbert

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Harold decides to crash a fireman's ball just to see the girl he loves. However, their parents decided she would marry the fire department chief and Harold is out of consideration. But when the fire alarm rings at the same time the 2nd man in position quits his job, the inept Harold takes a chance to become a firefighter and become worthy of getting the girl. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Comedy | Short

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Lloyd and Pollard with their variation on the famous Keystone Kops.
4 February 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In the late 1910s, Harold Lloyd, Snub Pollard and Bebe Daniels were very frequently paired together at the Hal Roach studio. The combination made a lot of money and they were quite popular. however, Lloyd was not nearly as popular in these days before he hit it big in the early 1920s. His everyman character was around as early as this period (when he wasn't doing the violent Lonesome Luke character) but he didn't act like the sweet and naive guy everyone loved in the 1920s. Instead, although looking much the same, this Lloyd character was mostly selfish and prone to stealing and hitting! Is the guy he played in "Fireman Save My Child" any better?

The story begins at a fireman's ball. Lloyd is a guest and soon a fire alarm rings...the men have to leave the party to put out a fire. Oddly, one of the men refuses to go...quitting on the spot. So, they make Lloyd a fireman. What follows is a lot like a Keystone Kops entry....with a huge number of firemen mounting a vehicle much like the Kops' car. As for Lloyd...he seems in no hurry to get to the fire...just to rescue the pretty girl!

This film does offer a few laughs, though none are huge and the number of laughs is only fair. Not a bad film but one that is nothing like the more subtle and likable Lloyd films of the 1920s.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Er als Feuerwehrmann See more »

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Rolin Films See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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