Marcel Varnel WriterMarriott Edgar, Val Guest Release date1 February 1941 DirectorsMarcel Varnel, Walter Forde CastBud Flanagan (Bud), Chesney Allen (Ches), Jimmy Nervo (Cecil), Teddy Knox (Teddy), Charlie Naughton (Charlie), Jimmy Gold (Jimmy) Similar moviesCaptain America: The First Avenger, Fury, The Great Dictator, Downfall, Valkyrie, Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations
Gasbags is a 1941 British comedy film directed by Walter Forde and Marcel Varnel and starring The Crazy Gang.
The film brims with British comedy talent of the period. The Crazy Gang’s mobile fish and chip shop is accidentally tied to a barrage balloon and the gang is carried to Nazi Germany. They are captured but break out of prison, impersonate Adolf Hitler and return to England in a stolen secret weapon.
The film was a morale-booster at a period of the war when Britain looked in real danger of defeat.
Bud Flanagan as Bud
Chesney Allen as Ches
Jimmy Nervo as Cecil
Teddy Knox as Knoxy
Charlie Naughton as Charlie
Jimmy Gold as Goldy
Moore Marriott as Jerry Jenkins
Wally Patch as Sergeant-Major
Peter Gawthorne as Commanding Officer
Frederick Valk as Sturmfuehrer
Eric Clavering as Scharffuehrer
Anthony Eustrel as Gestapo Officer
Carl Jaffe as Gestapo Chief
Manning Whiley as Colonel
Torin Thatcher as SS Man
Irene Handl as Wife
Leonard Sharp as Chip Shop customer
Theodore Zichy as 2nd in Command (uncredited)
Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen - "Yesterday's Dreams" (Written by Michael Carr and Dorothy Day)