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Fearless Fagan (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 August 1952 (USA)
A man brings his devoted pet with him when he is drafted into the army. The pet happens to be an adult lion, named Fearless Fagan. Based on a true story.

Director:

Stanley Donen

Writers:

Frederick Hazlitt Brennan (adaptation), Sidney Franklin (story) (as Sidney Franklin Jr.) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Janet Leigh ... Abby Ames
Carleton Carpenter ... Pvt. Floyd Hilston - Company J
Keenan Wynn ... Sgt. Kellwi - Company J
Richard Anderson ... Capt. Daniels - Company J
Ellen Corby ... Mrs. Ardley
Barbara Ruick ... Second Nurse
John Call John Call ... Mr. Ardley
Robert Burton ... Owen Gillman
Wilton Graff ... Col. Horne
Parley Baer ... Emil Tauchnitz
Jonathan Cott ... Cpl. Geft - Company J
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Storyline

A man brings his devoted pet with him when he is drafted into the army. The pet happens to be an adult lion, named Fearless Fagan. Based on a true story.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'intrépide See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$950,000
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The hash marks on Col. Horne's uniform left sleeve indicate he spent at least 1 1/2 years overseas in both WWI and WWII. See more »

Goofs

When Abby leaves her car to find the source of the circus music, she leaves the engine running. When she returns to the car she starts it again. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Floyd Hilston, Company J: I need to find a new home for my pet lion.
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Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #5.17 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

What Do You Think I Am?
Written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Performed by Janet Leigh
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Taped this Film by Mistake
29 December 2006 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This film was shown in the wee hours of the morning and since I had taped this film by mistake, I decided I may as well find out what it was all about. Janet Leigh, (Abby Ames), "Scaramouche", plays the role of a very famous singer who was visiting Army bases during WW II and stops her car as she approaches the Army Base. Abby hears circus music playing from a wooded area of the camp and decides to see just what is going on and runs into Fearless a nice big Lion who has a dear friend called Carleton Carpenter, (Pvt.Floyd Hilston) "Up Periscope". The entire film deals with a great performance between Fearless who plays with and even sleeps with Carleton. Great Animal film along with a very pretty Janet Leigh who was just starting out in her career. This is a worthwhile film to view and I was glad to have taped the wrong picture.

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