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Go to Blazes (1962)

| Comedy | April 1962 (UK)
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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Arson Eddie
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Withers
Coral Browne ...
Colette
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Miles Malleson ...
Salesman
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Scrap Dealer
David Lodge ...
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Judge
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Pipe Smoker
Derek Nimmo ...
Fish Fancier
John Glyn-Jones ...
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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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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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decent British caper film
6 September 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dave King, Dennis Price, Norman Rossington, Daniel Massey, Coral Browne, Maggie Smith, and Robert Morley star in "Go to Blazes" from 1962.

King, Rossington, and Massey are a gang of smash and grab crooks. Every time they smash and grab, they are caught and sent to prison. En route to prison one day, they discuss their options and decide to get their hands on a fire engine next time. That way, they can speed and look official.

They manage to buy a dilapidated engine; however, they keep being stopped to fight real fires. They appeal to an ex-firefighter (Dennis Price) to teach them how to be real firemen. He does.

One of the men, Harry (Massey) romances Chantel (Smith) who works at the couturier next door to a bank. One of the funniest scenes occurs when the Morley character - who is an arsonist by trade - tries to start a fire in the salon and can't!

Good film with solid performances. Maggie Smith was so young here - 28 at the time - and she's lovely and funny.

A fun ending, too.


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