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Fire Fighters (1922)



Fire Fighters

(1922)

Comedy / Family / Silent

20 minutes

Directed Robert F. McGowan, Tom McNamara and Charley Chase 

Cast:

Ernest 'Sunshine Sammy' Morrison as Booker T. Bacon
Jackie Condon as Roosevelt 'Roosie' Pershing Smith
Peggy Cartwright as Peggy
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins as Farina
George 'Freckles' Warde as 
Richard Billings as Jackie’s older brother
Elmo Billings as The fourth boy in the fire department 
Betsy Ann Histle as Mabel 'Mike'
Joseph Morrison as Booker T.'s Dad
George Rowe as Bootlegger
Charles E. Stevenson as Police Officer  

Fire Fighters, released in 1922 by Pathe’, is the second in the Our Gang / Little Rascals series of films.  This silent film was directed by Robert F. McGowan, Tom McNamara, and Charley Chase.

The gang finds an old boiler tank where a shack has fallen down around it and get the idea to create their own fire department.  Needing equipment for their new Goat Alley Fire Department, they get busy and build a steam engine, pulled by a horse, a hook and ladder truck, and a special dog-driven vehicle for the fire chief, Roosie.

Spotting steam rising from a kettle on a stove, the gang springs into action, not knowing the ‘water’ in the boiler tank is really moonshine!  The action is further complicated because some of the animals nearby have had a bit too much to drink of the ‘water’ and are stumbling around drunk.  When the police arrive to investigate, they also find the bootlegger whose still collapsed and the bad guy is taken into custody. 




Directors: Robert F. McGowan
Actors: Charley Chase, Our Gang, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins, Ernest 'Sunshine Sammy' Morrison, Little Rascals
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