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Gasbags -- The Crazy gang invade Nazi Germany !! They accidentally pilot a balloon over enemy territory.
Gasbags -- The Crazy gang invade Nazi Germany !! They accidentally pilot a balloon over enemy territory.


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1 February 1941 (UK) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Bud Flanagan ... Bud
Chesney Allen ... Ches
Jimmy Nervo ... Cecil
Teddy Knox ... Knoxy
Charlie Naughton ... Charlie
Jimmy Gold ... Goldy
Moore Marriott ... Jerry Jenkins
Wally Patch ... Sergeant-Major
Peter Gawthorne ... Commanding Officer
Frederick Valk ... Sturmfuehrer
Eric Clavering ... Scharffuehrer
Anthony Eustrel ... Gestapo Officer
Carl Jaffe ... Gestapo Chief
Manning Whiley ... O.P. Colonel
Torin Thatcher ... SS Man
Irene Handl ... Burgomaster's wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Felicity Andrae ... Baroness
Rolf Brandt ... Orderly
Richard Morrell ... O.P. 1st Lieutenant
Gerald Cooper ... Gen. Rathaus (uncredited)
Rowland Douglas ... Head Waiter (uncredited)
Frank Henderson ... Steward (uncredited)
James Knight ... German Major (uncredited)
Henry B. Longhurst ... Woodcutter (uncredited)
John Lothar ... Sergeant in Forest (uncredited)
George Merritt ... German General (uncredited)
Pat Noonan ... Woodcutter (uncredited)
Gerik Schjelderup ... O.P. Sentry (uncredited)
Leonard Sharp ... Chip Shop Customer (uncredited)
Mavis Villiers ... American Girl (uncredited)
Theodore Zichy ... 2nd in Command (uncredited)

Directed by
Walter Forde 
Marcel Varnel 
Writing credits
Val Valentine (screenplay) &
Marriott Edgar (screenplay) and
Val Guest (screenplay)

Produced by
Edward Black .... producer
Original Music by
Louis Levy (uncredited)
Charles Williams (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Arthur Crabtree (photography)
Film Editing by
R.E. Dearing 
Art Direction by
Alex Vetchinsky  (as Vetchinsky)
Production Management
Maurice Ostrer .... in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Peirce .... second unit director (uncredited)
Sound Department
B.C. Sewell .... sound supervisor
Sydney Wiles .... sound recordist (as S. Wiles)
Special Effects by
Jack Parry .... special effects photography (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
George Stevens .... camera operator
Davis Boulton .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Louis Levy .... musical director
Other crew
Michael Gordon .... cutting

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77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Would that the Nazis had been comical, 11 September 2011
Author: ScenicRoute from United States

I am deleting after 49 minutes out of 77. You should stop earlier or not watch at all. The song, Yesterday's Dream is sweet, but everything else about this movie is preposterous and not funny. I guess it cheered up some kind of Brit, but it deserves the 1 star I saw it receive. Not a woman in sight, and these guys are all over each other in the broadest hammiest slapstick that doesn't work given the gravity of the subject matter. And it is really low budget, with the air scenes silly in an almost fascinating way. So if you have an interest in British low-comedy, this is the show for you. Otherwise, hit the delete button much sooner than 49 minutes - shame on me for thinking this movie could not be as bad as that 1-star indicated. Sometimes the mainstream critics are right.

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