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The Bells Go Down (1943)

TV-G | | Drama, War | 17 May 1943 (UK)
Comedian Tommy Trinder plays it straight in this tribute to the wartime AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service). The dedicated band who kept the fires of London under control during the blitz and fire... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Trinder ...
Tommy Turk
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Ted Robbins
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Bob
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Sam
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Brookes (as Billy Hartnell)
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District Officer MacFarlane
Philippa Hiatt ...
Nan
Meriel Forbes ...
Susie
Beatrice Varley ...
Ma Turk
Norman Pierce ...
Pa Robbins
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Ma Robbins
Julian Vedey ...
Lou Freeman
Richard George ...
PC O'Brien
H Victor Weske ...
Peters (as Victor Weske)
Leslie Harcourt ...
Alfie Parrott
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Comedian Tommy Trinder plays it straight in this tribute to the wartime AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service). The dedicated band who kept the fires of London under control during the blitz and fire bombings of WWII. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Londres em Chamas  »

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Opening credits prologue: AUGUST 27th 1939. See more »

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The Old Hundredth
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Hymn tune from The Geneva Psalter
Arranged by Roy Douglas
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An excellent record of the courage of fire-fighters during the London "Blitz" in 1940
9 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

The film is set in London during the "Blitz" in 1940. The story follows Tommy Trinder's character from his enrolment in the Auxiliary Fire Service, through his training and eventual fire-fighting duties during air raids. The style of the film now appears very dated but is a fascinating snapshot of the period. Trinder's acting is a little wooden, the special effects are crude but it provides an excellent historical record of the courage and high esteem in which London's fire-fighters were held and the tasks they faced during the period.


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