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A Fire Has Been Arranged (1935)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Musical | 24 May 1940 (USA)
A pair of friends robs from a jewelry shop, and buries their loot in a field out in the country before they get caught. They spend ten years in prison, and when they're let out they go back... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie S. Hiscott

Writers:

H. Fowler Mear (from an original story), James A. Carter (from an original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Flanagan Bud Flanagan ... Bud (as Flanagan&Allen also)
Chesney Allen Chesney Allen ... Ches (as Flanagan&Allen also)
Mary Lawson Mary Lawson ... Betty
Robb Wilton Robb Wilton ... Oswald
Harold French Harold French ... Toby
C. Denier Warren C. Denier Warren ... Shuffle (as Denier Warren)
Alastair Sim ... Cutte
Hal Walters Hal Walters ... Hal
The Buddy Bradley Rhythm Girls The Buddy Bradley Rhythm Girls ... Shop & Fire Girls (as The Buddy Bradley Girls)
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A pair of friends robs from a jewelry shop, and buries their loot in a field out in the country before they get caught. They spend ten years in prison, and when they're let out they go back to the burial ground, only to find out that it's no longer a bucolic pasture but the site of a large department store. Despite that setback, they're still determined to dig up their stash. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Crime | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1940 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Visatone Sound System)
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Soundtracks

They're Building Flats Where The Arches Used To Be
(uncredited)
Written by Bud Flanagan and Lawrence Wright (as Horatio Nicholls)
Performed by Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen
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Worth buying DVD for "Two Whistles" scene
17 May 2006 | by sah-10See all my reviews

The film begins with a jewellery robbery by Bud, Ches and Hal who then flee to the countryside to bury their ill-gotten gains. The gang need to dig a big hole to bury their loot but also need to establish their location so that they can come back to retrieve it at a later date. This leads to the scene where they try to establish "North" and the extremely surreal and amusing dialogue about digging holes and selling them to the farmers This is not a great film but it is well worth purchasing the DVD for this scene, the later "You've got one, too" and legerdemain scenes and a reasonable early performance from Alastair Sim.


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