December 8, 2016

George Formby



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George Formby, a crazy mechanic, becomes the village hero when he defeats the town’s neighboring rival in a Home Guard exercise. The other villagers get their hands on a valuable army weapon, but Formby recaptures it by turning a truck into a tank, easily defeating the opponent.



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A tavern owner (George Formby), in love with a waitress (Rosalyn Boulter) from a rival tavern, starts a war with the rival owner to win the girl. This was the George Formby’s last screen appearance.



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George Formby, a Londoner with the urge to get in front of the footlights, is boarding in a hotel with a number of theatrical personalities. Soon after he unpacks his bags, an Australian acrobat is killed. Blame is placed at Formby’s doorstep when the corpse is found in the room next to his.



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A pair of reporters from London come to investigate possible corruption in a town’s postwar plans and are helped out by the unwitting handyman who is ordered to destroy some important housing forms to cover up the political scheming. An accident sends these forms flying in the wind.



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George Formby plays a handyman with a knack for handling the paint brush, a talent he pursues by painting portraits of heads minus the body because he lacks the boldness to have his models pose nude. In a commercial art class, fellow students add bodies to three of Formby’s heads, creating trouble for him.



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To help out his exact double, George Formby (in a dual role) takes the place of a noted South American tenor. This way he can help the opera star fulfill contract obligations and also win the heart of the man’s lovely press agent, Linden Travers.



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