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Where's That Fire? (1940)

A hapless fire crew are given the ultimatum: put out a fire successfully or else be sacked. They fail miserably, and their ancient fire engine is stolen by criminals attempting to steal the... See full summary »

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Captain Benjamin Viking
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Hank Sullivan
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Jim Baker
Charles Hawtrey ...
Woodley
Dave O'Toole ...
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A hapless fire crew are given the ultimatum: put out a fire successfully or else be sacked. They fail miserably, and their ancient fire engine is stolen by criminals attempting to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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6 January 1940 (UK)  »

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Woodley: I say, what are you going to do with that pole.
Captain Viking: Well we were going to put it up in the fire station but if you don't push off...
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Poor Old Joe
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Arranged by Charles Williams
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Cornerstone of British Film Comedy
10 August 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I can't recommend this film more highly, its a classic example of British screen humour in every sense. Out of the whole series of Hay/Moffat/Marriott vehicles this must be the best (tied with Oh Mr Porter).

The scene with the fire station sliding pole stands out as one of the all time greats of cinema comedy history.

The Will Hay movies are now available in the UK for less than 5 pounds each!! Some of the one liners are a bit dated but grab a grandparent to explain them to you!


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