Spike Jones stars in this comedy about a turn-of-the-century San Francisco fire department. The slapstick comedy and avalanche pace clearly bear the stamp of Jones's musical comedy style. The fire station is being motorized, and Jones and the boys have a hard time making the transition
from their horse-drawn wagon. Hackett is the rookie firefighter whose fire extinguisher patent is stolen, and the whole company chases the crooks through the city. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were originally slated to star in this production but withdrew when Costello became ill. Though it has the
same title, the film has no resemblance to the 1932 comedy starring Joe E. Brown.