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No Limit (1935)

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George Shuttleworth is convinced that he has the talent to win the Isle of Man TT races, despite what his neighbours back home in Wigan may think. During the trials, the brakes go on ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
George Formby ...
George Shuttleworth
Florence Desmond ...
Florrie Dibney
Howard Douglas ...
Turner
Beatrix Fielden-Kaye ...
Mrs. Horrocks
Peter Gawthorne ...
Mr. Higgins
Alf Goddard ...
Norton
Florence Gregson ...
Mrs. Shuttleworth
Jack Hobbs ...
Bert Tyldesley
Eve Lister ...
Rita
Edward Rigby ...
Grandfather
Evelyn Roberts ...
B.B.C. Commentator
Ernest Sefton ...
Mr. Hardacre
Arthur Young ...
Doctor
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Monty Banks
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George Shuttleworth is convinced that he has the talent to win the Isle of Man TT races, despite what his neighbours back home in Wigan may think. During the trials, the brakes go on George's bike, 'The Shuttleworth Snap', which he made himself. As a result, he breaks the TT lap record, becoming an instant motor-cycling star. As the big race approaches, George soon realises that other jealous riders will stop at nothing to make sure he does not take part in the race. An early George Formby film and probably his best. Written by David Claydon <dc6212@bristol.ac.uk>

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George is in the Isle of Man for the TT races! See more »

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5 February 1936 (Australia)  »

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Ein Teufelskerl  »

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In A Little Wigan Garden
Written by Fred E. Cliffe & Harry Gifford
Performed by George Formby
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A laughalong romp
2 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a jump up in quality No Limit is from George's first 2 films ("Boots!, Boots!" and "Off The Dole")

More lavishly produced, more of a story, more of a drama, more of a genuine laugh.

More of a proper film really (instead of the disjointed bits of skits and sketches of the previous films) professionally directed by Monty Banks (Gracie Fields husband)

I could imagine going to see this in the cinemas in 1936 and having a "reet rollikin good laff"

George singing "Riding in the TT Races" to a carriage full of smiley fat faces gives a little tug on the happy string in your heart.

The TT race finale is a thrills and spills rompalong (how close the dangerously careering bikes are to the crowd around would give the present day Health & Safety police kittens)

It all ends predictably and happily ever after.

I'd pick a rainy Sunday afternoon to watch this film, cuddled up on the sofa, drinking pots of tea, munching Eccles cakes.


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