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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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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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The Roller Coaster (Galop)
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Victor Schertzinger
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true classic from true genius
14 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

how this quite brilliant film could have ever been misplaced is astounding but thank the lord it was found, although most people would judge 'oh Mr porter' as will hays finest work (along with Moore Marriott and graham moffats)this is easily on a par with that and 'ask a policeman. Hay apparently disliked working within a team but it was within this team that his finest, and British comedies finest moments were made. it was to be the last time that the hapless trio would work together, which is a great shame, although hay would go on to make more films and his talent and comic timing ranks with the best his future work would never reach such heights. watch the scene with the fIreman's pole, true belly laughs guaranteed.


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