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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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Elisabeth Welch ...
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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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Drums In My Heart
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Music by Mischa Spoliansky
Lyrics by Diana Morgan
Sung by Elisabeth Welch
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Sweet F.A.
2 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Tommy (Tommy Trinder), Lydia (Diana Decker) and The Professor (Sonnie Hale) are transported back in time to the Roman Empire under the rule of Emperor Nero (Francis L Sullivan) via a lightning flash at Stonehenge. We follow their plight as Tommy becomes Nero's soothsayer while Lydia and the Professor become part of Nero's harem. Can our gang make it back to the present...?

Unfortunately, this film is just tedious nonsense. Francis L Sullivan puts in an amusing portrayal of Nero, Frances Day as "Poppaea" has the glamour role and Trinder and Hale are nice enough in their roles, but the film just gets boring. There are way too many instantly forgettable songs crammed in and Decker's performance makes her come across as unpleasant and moody. I laughed at the beginning when Trinder said "Blimey, another government housing scheme gone wrong" on arriving at Stonehenge, and again when the entertainment list was being read to Nero and we could look forward to "Lisa the strip-teaser from Pisa". But that's pretty much it on the humour front apart from Sullivan's portrayal of Nero.

At the beginning we see Trinder and The Professor riding on a bike singing "Sweet Fanny Adams" - very appropriate for this film.


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