After yet another smash-and-grab goes wrong, a bungling trio of small-time crooks flash an idea of using a fire engine as a getaway vehicle. But they keep being mistaken for genuine firemen and it starts to become a flaming nuisance.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave King ...
Bernard
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Arson Eddie
Daniel Massey ...
Harry
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Withers
Coral Browne ...
Colette
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Alfie
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Chantal
Miles Malleson ...
Salesman
Wilfrid Lawson ...
Scrap Dealer
David Lodge ...
Sergeant
John Welsh ...
Chief Fire Officer
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Judge
James Hayter ...
Pipe Smoker
Derek Nimmo ...
Fish Fancier
John Glyn-Jones ...
Fire Chief
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After yet another smash-and-grab goes wrong, a bungling trio of small-time crooks flash an idea of using a fire engine as a getaway vehicle. But they keep being mistaken for genuine firemen and it starts to become a flaming nuisance.

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Diebe haben Vorfahrt  »

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Feature film debut of Dudley Sutton. See more »

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During the first car chase when the getaway car is stopped by traffic, the back projection continues as if the car were moving. See more »

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References A Raisin in the Sun (1961) See more »

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Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
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Written by Fred Gilbert
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Flaming Good!
25 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

One of the best British Comedy films of all time. 3 Crooks steal a fire engine as a getaway vehicle for their crimes. David King, Norman Rossington and Daniel Massey are on excellent form as the crooks, Massey steals the show as the spiv who dates Maggie Smith. Robert Morley gives his greatest performance as a crook scientist. Check this film out, you will not be disappointed!


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