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A Fire Has Been Arranged (1935)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Musical | 24 May 1940 (USA)
A pair of friends robs from a jewelry shop, and buries their loot in a field out in the country before they get caught. They spend ten years in prison, and when they're let out they go back... See full summary »

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Bud Flanagan ...
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Chesney Allen ...
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Mary Lawson ...
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Robb Wilton ...
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Harold French ...
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The Buddy Bradley Rhythm Girls ...
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A pair of friends robs from a jewelry shop, and buries their loot in a field out in the country before they get caught. They spend ten years in prison, and when they're let out they go back to the burial ground, only to find out that it's no longer a bucolic pasture but the site of a large department store. Despite that setback, they're still determined to dig up their stash. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Entertaining star vehicle
9 August 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent example of the music hall style of comedy of not only Flanagan and Allen but also Robb Wilton.To add to the pleasure there is also Alistair Sinn in an early screen role.Contrary to the views of one reviewer these fine performers are not forgotten.The plot was of course used again for The Big Job.That film was second rate.Although this film was made by Twickenham they clearly made the budget go quite far.Whilst the humour would probably be considered old hat by modern audiences to those of us interested in the period and the actors it contains a lot to hold the viewer.In particular the tongue twisters employed by Bud.I was fortunate enough to see one of his last stage performances and still remember a joke he made about Jimmy Gold.


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