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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

Abby Ames: You know something, Floyd? A fella like you? You like to play around with lions. You're a lot safer with them than you would be with girls.
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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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Fagan the lion is amazing!!!
2 April 2007 | by phrohSee all my reviews

As a Generation X-er, I had never even heard of this movie before tonight. I was flipping through channels and saw some guy wrestling with a lion on AMC and had to stop and watch. Before I knew it, I was hooked and had to watch the whole thing. The lion, Fagan, must've either been drugged or he was the tamest lion ever. The main character not only dances and wrestles with this lion but get it to listen to commands like it is a dog. It even plays with string like a cat and sleeps in the same bed with the guy. Amazing. I have never seen anything like it. Granted lions are more docile than tigers but Siegfried and Roy had nothing on whoever trained Fagan. Today's movie makers wouldn't even bother, they would just digitize the lion.

The movie is short, only about 80 minutes. So if you see it on, do yourself a favor and watch it. Fagan is worth it.


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