A Fire Has Been Arranged

A Fire Has Been Arranged

Leslie S Hiscott (1935)

U Certificate


Our Score
Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen are on leave from most of the Crazy Gang, playing former convicts who go back to retrieve their plunder only to find that it's now covered by a building. The film's title suggests their possible solution to this problem. As comedy it relies too much on Flanagan and Allen's very fragile star-quality, though it does contain a "turn" by the magnificent Robb Wilton. Fans of Michael Cimino's Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, starring Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges might notice some similarities in the plot.


Two crooks go in search of the loot they buried in a field 10 years previously, only to find a department store has been built on the site. Musical comedy, with Flanagan and Allen.

Cast & Crew

Bud Bud Flanagan
Ches Chesney Allen
Betty Mary Lawson
Oswald Robb Wilton
Toby Harold French
Shuffle C Denier Warren
Cutte Alastair Sim
Hal Hal Walters
Director Leslie S Hiscott
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Twickenham Films AssAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama Music