Gasbags

Gasbags

Walter Forde (1940)

73min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Intended to boost wartime morale, this is the best film ever made by the Crazy Gang, the British comedy team led by Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen. The plot includes a flying fish-and-chip shop, while the geriatric-looking Moore Marriott - a veteran of innumerable Will Hay films - plays a prisoner of war with plans for a secret weapon tattooed on his back. No wonder the Gang have designs on him. Director Marcel Varnel has just the right surreal touch to make it work and leave audiences laughing.

Summary

A British comedy act accidentally invades Nazi Germany, bringing a hot air balloon with them. Second World War comedy, with Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen and Jimmy Nervo.

Cast & Crew

Bud Bud Flanagan
Ches Chesney Allen
Cecil Jimmy Nervo
Director Walter Forde
Director Marcel Varnel

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdAvailable on: DVD
Comedy