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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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 ...
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Evelyn Roberts ...
B.B.C. Commentator
Ernest Sefton ...
Mr. Hardacre
Arthur Young ...
Doctor
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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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The famous Isle of Man TT Race. George's one aim - TO WIN IT! See more »

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23 March 1936 (UK)  »

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Ein Teufelskerl  »

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This is one of about three dozen British films picked up by CBS in 1949 for television presentation in New York City on WCBS (Channel 2). Its initial telecast took place Saturday 20 August 1949. Since this title had never been shown theatrically in the USA, this was also its USA premiere. It was next telecast in Los Angeles Friday 7 October 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

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Riding Around On A Rainbow
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Written by Fred E. Cliffe & George Formby
Performed by George Formby & Florence Desmond
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Classic of it's kind
5 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There's a few things going for this film if your into nostalgia. Firstly George is a likable Lancashire comedian setting out on the big screen in an absolutely predictable script.

It's worth a watch if you've ever been to the Isle of Man (TT races or not) purely from a historical point of view. Health & safety would just die at the crowds locality to the bikes! There are a few good laughs but 75 years on it all looks very, very familiar. The Riding the TT Races song on the train journey is an eccentric bit of comedic genius and the Shuttleworth Snap is a dream bike (there's a full replica at The Bay Inn, Port Erin, Isle of Man - fab pub).


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