This volume contains two pilots of the same show, filmed two years apart:
- Alarm (First pilot episode. Unsold - produced in 1954) Stars Richard Arlen as Capt. London, Chick Chandler as McCuen, Richard Simmons (Sgt. Preston) as Lt. Jones. Episode opens with a discussion between Richard Arlen and Keith Klinger of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The story: three fires have broken out in the same neighborhood in ten days, and Captain London and fireman McCuen join forces with the Arson Squad to find the firebug responsible.
- Alarm (Second pilot episode - produced in 1956) Stars John Hoyt, Herb Vigran. Hosted by Fred Waring, with Chief Edward Montgomery of the Boston Fire Department. The Cocoanut Grove fire on Nov. 28, 1942, as seen through the eyes of an actor, a couple trying to save their marriage, and a soldier and his girlfriend. This is a fictionalized account of the tragic fire that took the life of cowboy star Buck Jones, among many others.
"A 'pilot' is a film made by a producer who wants to pitch the idea for a TV series to the networks. If the network likes the pilot, or if they air the pilot and it gets good response, the producer gets a deal to make more episodes based on the pilot... usually 13 or 26, which will then be aired. If those do well in the ratings the network will request more episodes for a series. Many pilots get made every year, some make it to the air - most don't. We have included first episodes of series in this category, even though they're technically not pilots."
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Black and White, 55 minutes DVDR 1954-1956
Starring: Fred Waring, Richard Arlen, Chick Chandler, Richard Simmons, John Hoyt, Herb Vigran, Edward Montgomery
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