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While Nero Fiddled (1944)
"Fiddlers Three" (original title)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy  |  29 April 1946 (USA)
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A pair of Jolly Jack Tars on shore leave take a Wren (lady sailor) to Stonehenge and get caught in a time warp finishing up in ancient Rome.

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Two sailors and a Wren (the UK version of an American W.A.V.E.) are struck by lightning in Stonehenge and transported back to the first century and the court of the Roman emperor. There, they run afoul of Nero, who is about to have them beheaded when they remember and predict events in the history of the Roman Empire and are appointed court prophets. Empress Poppaca plies her feminine wiles on one of the sailor, Tommy, and this further complicates an already-delicate situation. Lots of songs, comedy and a cross-dressing masquerade. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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First film of Alec Mango. See more »

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When struck by lightning at Stonehenge they arrived in Rome in sailors uniforms, one year later when struck by lightning in Rome they arrived at Stonehenge back in uniform, they should have been dressed as Romans. See more »

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Nero: Delicious debauchery!
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Caesar's Wife
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Music by Harry Jacobson
Lyrics by Diana Morgan and Robert Hamer
Sung by Frances Day
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Fantasy, Comedy, and Tommy - what more could you want?
28 April 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A really funny movie, with the central premise of Stonehenge being a time machine really taking this out of the realms of the ordinary wartime comedy films. Trinder is great in this, as he is in everything, but its the cameraderie and the science-fiction aspect that make this a really great film. Watchable again and again.


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