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Go to Blazes (1942)

 |  Short, Comedy
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Ministry of Information-sponsored comedy short showing wartime audiences how to deal with the threat of incendiary bombs

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Will Hay ...
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Elsie
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Will comes home to his two-storey house, to find his daughter Elsie reading some school books. He asks where Mother might be, and finds she's off getting home defence lessons. He's been chosen, he tells Elsie, to deliver a speech on this topic. He starts reciting what he intends to say as we segue into scenes of him reacting to an incendiary that's gone through his roof, coming down somewhere upstairs. Will clumsily gathers up his fire fighting equipment, including a shovel, bucket and water pump, all the while never letting go of a frying pan he's been trying to cook bacon in. He finds it's gone harmlessly into his half-filled bath tub, fizzing out. But another time, one's landed atop the peak of his roof, and is burning away. Will arrives at the top with tools ready, but it bores it's way through to the bed room. He scrambles down to it, but just as he gets there, it's burnt through the floor to the parlour below. Dashing down to face it there, he realises it will elude him once ... Written by WesternOne

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Although Walter Forde is credited as director, he always denied it. The actual director is thought to be Will Hay or Basil Dearden See more »

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Father: We'll say, for argument's sake, that an incendiary bomb drops in your kitchen.
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Three Cockeyed Sailors (1940) (uncredited)
Music by Ernest Irving
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A short but not short of fun!
1 December 2002 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

Will plays the father who comes home and ends up giving us a description of how to deal with incendaries, before his wife shows us the correct way! Fantastic a short but Will's usuall fantastic standard. Comical and worth seeing!


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