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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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Michael Truman

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Peter Myers (original story and adaptation), Ronald Cass (original story and adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave King ... Bernard
Robert Morley ... Arson Eddie
Daniel Massey ... Harry
Dennis Price ... Withers
Coral Browne ... Colette
Norman Rossington ... Alfie
Maggie Smith ... Chantal
Miles Malleson ... Salesman
Wilfrid Lawson ... Scrap Dealer
David Lodge ... Sergeant
John Welsh ... Chief Fire Officer
Finlay Currie ... Judge
James Hayter ... Pipe Smoker
Derek Nimmo Derek Nimmo ... Fish Fancier
John Glyn-Jones John Glyn-Jones ... Fire Chief
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Diebe haben Vorfahrt See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Closing credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious and any similarity to actual persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Arson Eddie: So many firms nowadays prefer conflagration to liquidation.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

We Say Yeah
(uncredited)
Written by Hank B. Marvin, Bruce Welch and Peter Gormley
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Fun film with 'Big 'ed' King
25 June 2019 | by kris-graySee all my reviews

I have fond memories of this film, I was nine when my mother took me to see it, we saw a lot of films together back in the day. It was a delight to see a British film in colour in those days. Great cast led by comic Dave 'Big Head' King who later went to play mostly heavies in films.

Sure plot is daft but it is a comedy after all, one of many British made from the sixties. If you are of an age and remember most of the cast you'll enjoy the nostalgia of picking out the future stars in small parts.

Recommended.


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