A Fire Has Been Arranged
Directed byLeslie S. Hiscott
Written byMichael Barringer
James A. Carter
H. Fowler Mear
Produced byJulius Hagen
StarringChesney Allen
Bud Flanagan
Harold French
CinematographySydney Blythe
Edited byMichael C. Chorlton
Music byW.L. Trytel
Release date
  • 1935 (1935)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

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.



  1. ^ BFI.org
  2. ^ Sutton p.137