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Where's That Fire? (1939)

A hapless fire crew are given the ultimatum: put out a fire successfully or else be sacked. They fail miserably, and their ancient fire engine is stolen by criminals attempting to steal the... See full summary »

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Marcel Varnel
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Cast

Cast overview:
Will Hay ... Captain Benjamin Viking
Moore Marriott ... Jeremiah Harbottle
Graham Moffatt Graham Moffatt ... Albert Brown
Peter Gawthorne Peter Gawthorne ... Fire Chief
Eric Clavering Eric Clavering ... Hank Sullivan
Hugh McDermott ... Jim Baker
Charles Hawtrey ... Woodley
Dave O'Toole Dave O'Toole ... Postman
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A hapless fire crew are given the ultimatum: put out a fire successfully or else be sacked. They fail miserably, and their ancient fire engine is stolen by criminals attempting to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1940 (UK) See more »

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Mono (British Acoustic)

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1.37 : 1
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Due to legal disputes between Gainsborough Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, it was believed to be a lost film for many years. It was rediscovered by the BBC in 1975. It has never officially been released on VHS or DVD, although it is now in the public domain and is available on numerous compilations. See more »

Quotes

Woodley: I say, what are you going to do with that pole.
Captain Viking: Well we were going to put it up in the fire station but if you don't push off...
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Soundtracks

Fire! Fire!
(1915) (uncredited)
Music by Ezra Read
Paxton Music Ltd
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Hay, Marriot and Moffatt to the rescue!
22 May 2015 | by bugsmoran29See all my reviews

Not since the 3 Stooges has the silver screen been invaded by three such goofy firemen. This movie is a scream from start to finish. Hay, Marriot and Moffatt man an outdated one-horse fire station in London as they try to hold on to their jobs after missing one too many fires. The scene where the three cause mass confusion when they try to insert a pole inside of their station is one of the finniest comic scenes I have ever seen before in a film. Even the simplest of tasks turn in to a messy madness and mayhem with Will hay leading the charge as the fire captain. It is a shame that this morning brought to a close the film career of this amazing trio of British comedians.


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