Fireman Save My Child
Also known as Riff und Raff bei der Feuerwehr in Austria; Pompieri per ardone in Italy; Reclutas bomberos in Spain
B&W : Six reels / 5399 feet
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland (Eddie Sutherland)
Cast: Wallace Beery [Elmer], Raymond Hatton [Sam], Josephine Dunn [Dora Dumston], Tom Kennedy [Captain Kennedy], Walter Goss (Roland Drew) [Walter], Joseph W. Girard [Chief Dumston], Thelma Todd
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Associate producer, B.P. Schulberg. Scenario by Monte Brice and Tom Geraghty (Thomas J. Geraghty), from a screen story by Monte Brice and Tom Geraghty (Thomas J. Geraghty). Cinematography by H. Kinley Martin. Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 1 August 1927 by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation [LP24266]. Released 1 August 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Silent film.
Synopsis: [Moving Picture World, 10 December 1927, page 41] Elmer and Sam, childhood chums, meet later in life and by a trick of fate become members of the fire department. They manage to rescue a parrot, prized possession of the Chief’s daughter, Dora, and later, when an alarm rings for a second fire in the Chief’s home, they succeed in effecting the rescue of a figure wrapped in a blanket — Captain Kennedy.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 28 January 2010.
References: Brownlow-Parade p. 361 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.