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GEORGE FORMBY FILMOGRAPHY
 
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[1934-39] [1940-46]

(1939) Spare A Copper
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Spare A Copper

George plays a wartime policeman who becomes a hero when he foils a plot to destroy a battleship, before his fellow police officers start to believe that he is an enemy agent. Directed by John Paddy Carstairs.


(1939) Come On George
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Come On George

On the run from the police, George finds himself hiding in a horsebox with the most unmanageable racehorse ever. He befriends the horse and eventually gets to be its jockey. This Anthony Kimmins directed movie features gangs of villains, car chases, and George's cheeky-chappie long songs.


(1939) Trouble Brewing
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Trouble Brewing

One of George's best performances sees him working as a printer forThe Daily Sun. Counterfeit banknotes are in circulation so George and his work mate, Bill (Gus McNaughton), take it upon themselves to find where they are coming from. George goes undercover go as an amateur wrestler and a high society waiter in this film directed by Anthony Kimmins.


(1938) I See Ice
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I See Ice

George stars as George Bright alongside Kay Walsh in this film which capitalizes on the ice hockey craze then hitting England. Cyril Richard plays the villain in this Anthony Kimmins direction


(1938) It's In The Air
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It's In The Air

[released in the USA as 'George Takes To The Air'] George stars as George Brown alongside Polly Ward in this film directed by Anthony Kimmins


(1937) Feather Your Nest

George stars as Willie alongside Polly Ward and Val Rosing in this film directed by William Beaudine


(1937) Keep Fit
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Regal Stores is a hotbed of passion. George plays lonely barber George Green, who is secretly in love with pretty manicurist Joan (Kay Walsh).. However, Joan only has eyes for the caddish Hector (Guy Middleton) from the sports department. When a local newspaper decides to sponsor a Keep Fit competition, George tries to duck out - but Hector has other plans. He's determined to humiliate poor old George in front of the lovely Joan. Directed by Anthony Kimmins


(1936) Keep Your Seats Please
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Keep Your Seats Please

George stars alongside Florence Desmond and Alistair Sim in this Monty Banks comedy based on a Russian play. Poor George hasn't got two ha'pennies to rub together, and he's desperate to help a young girl and her little niece on the run from the authorities. He's even ready to pawn his trusty ukulele... until an eccentric old auntie dies and leaves him an absolute fortune! Typically, collecting his inheritance proves just a little too much for George. The old lady has hidden it in one of six chairs that have already been auctioned! Now George and his pals must find the chair before a crooked solicitor scoops the lot.


(1935) No Limit
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No Limit

Described as George's greatest film, he stars as George Shuttleworth, a chimney sweep's assitant who believes that he can win the Isle of Man TT, despite the jibes from his neighbours back home in Wigan. During the trials, the brakes fail on his home-made bike, `The Shuttleworth Snap', and as a result, he breaks the TT lap record. Directed by Monty Banks


(1935) Off The Dole

Produced by John E Blakeley for Mancunian Films, George stars as John Willie, alongside his wife, Beryl, and Dan Young. The second and last Mancunian Films production to star George before he left for bigger times. Directed by Arthur Metz.


(1934) Boots! Boots!

Produced by John E Blakeley for Mancunian Films, Gorge stars as John Willie alongside his wife, Beryl, Arthur Kingsley and a young Betty Driver. Directed by Bert Tracy


[1934-39] [1940-46]

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latest releases

GEORGE FORMBY (A Troubled Genius)
This biography explores the lives of George and Beryl Formby, and their contribution to the war effort. listing all the songs and movies. (April 2001)


SONGS THAT WON THE WAR
This video goes back to the days of Second World War Britain and, through variousl artist performance, movie and newsreel footage, brings to life the songs that lifted the spirit of a nation. (May 2001)

I See Ice
I SEE ICE
George's 1938 classic movie, reissued on video. (Feb 2001)

Keep Your Seats Please
KEEP YOUR SEATS PLEASE
The video release of George's hilarious 1936 film. (Feb 2001)

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