February 21, 2017


It’s in the Air – 1938 | 87 mins | Comedy | B&W

Plot Synopsis

It's in the Air

Farcical comedy starring George Formby as an accident-prone RAF recruit bringing his customary brand of comic mayhem to the production. Formby was never more popular at the box-office than with this unsubtle military romp that makes up for the lack of plot with a cheery blend of slapstick and songs. It’s very much a one man show with Formby receiving staunch support from his regular stooge, Garry Marsh, as well as Julien Mitchell as an archetypal sergeant major.

After being rejected as an air-raid warden, motorcycle enthusiast George Brown (Formby) finds himself mistaken for an RAF pilot after disguising himself as a despatch rider to aid a friend. George subsequently drives the Commanding Officer to a nearby aerodrome, and whilst waiting for letters to deliver the raw recruit causes havoc as he becomes the victim of a series of practical jokes..

Production Team

Anthony Kimmins: Director
Wilfred Shingleton: Art Direction
Gordon Dines: Cinematography
Ronald Neame: Cinematography
Ernest Aldridge: Film Editing
Ernest Irving: Original Music
Basil Dean: Producer
Anthony Kimmins: Script
Eric Williams: Sound Department


George Formby: George Brown
Polly Ward: Peggy
Jack Hobbs: Cpl Craig
Julien Mitchell: Commanding officer Hill
Garry Marsh: Sergeant majorl
Ilena Sylva: Anne Brown
Frank Leighton: Pvt Bob Bullock
C Denier Warren: Sir Philip

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