A Fire Has Been Arranged

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A Fire Has Been Arranged
Directed by Leslie S. Hiscott
Produced by Julius Hagen
Written by Michael Barringer
James A. Carter
H. Fowler Mear
Starring Chesney Allen
Bud Flanagan
Harold French
Music by W.L. Trytel
Cinematography Sydney Blythe
Edited by Michael C. Chorlton
Release date
  • 1935 (1935)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

A Fire Has Been Arranged is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Chesney Allen, Bud Flanagan and Alastair Sim.[1]

After a spell in prison three criminals return to recover their loot only to find the place where they have stashed it has been turned into a department store. They take jobs at the store in order to locate the whereabouts of their loot.[2] The three discover that the unscrupulous managers of the store, Shuffle and Cutte, are keen to be accomplices in their plot.

It was made at Twickenham Studios. The film ends with the song Where the Arches Used To Be.




  • Sutton, David R. A chorus of raspberries: British film comedy 1929-1939. University of Exeter Press, 2000.

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