Three unsuccessful crooks buy an old fire engine to use as a getaway vehicle but unexpectedly find themselves having to deal with a real fire.
As a panellist on the ever-popular Call My Bluff TV show, Patrick Campbell had a wit and erudition that was matched only by that of his rival team captain, Frank Muir.
However, there are few of those qualities evident in Campbell’s derivative and dull screenplay (co-written with Vivienne Knight) for this substandard comedy caper, which is now mainly of interest for providing Maggie Smith with her second screen role.
Comedian Dave King and Daniel Massey generate few comic sparks, but there’s a fun cameo from Robert Morley as an obliging arsonist.
Fire Chief Evans