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Where's That Fire? (1940)

 -  Comedy  -  6 January 1940 (UK)
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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... See full summary »

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Will Hay ...
Captain Benjamin Viking
Moore Marriott ...
Graham Moffatt ...
Peter Gawthorne ...
Fire Chief
Eric Clavering ...
Hank Sullivan
Hugh McDermott ...
Jim Baker
Charles Hawtrey ...
Woodley
Dave O'Toole ...
Postman
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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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(British Acoustic)

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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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Fire! Fire!
(1915) (uncredited)
Music by Ezra Read
Paxton Music Ltd
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Like most of Will Hay's films, it's a lot of silly fun.
21 April 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Will Hay, Moore Marriott and Graham Moffatt star in yet another incredibly silly but very entertaining film. The trio worked well together for quite a few films and this just might be among their best. As usual, Hay is the lazy and larcenous boss and his two assistants are larcenous, lazy and perhaps stupider. So what do you do with these bumblers? Yep...you put them in control of a local fire station!! Not surprisingly, they don't seem to be able to do anything...except collect paychecks while shirking their jobs. The town council is, not surprisingly, quite upset and threaten to fire them--and Hay is determined to make good. But, their own MANY shortcomings get in the way and the audience is left wondering how they can salvage it all by the final frame. See the film and find out for yourself.

The movie has quite a bit to enjoy--such as the fire pole sequence and the silly beer-soaked ending. Clever and well done--the trio were awfully good in "Where's That Fire?".


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