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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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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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23 March 1936 (UK)  »

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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. See more »

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Featured in Forever Ealing (2002) See more »

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In A Little Wigan Garden
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Written by Fred E. Cliffe & Harry Gifford
Performed by George Formby
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80 Minutes of Nostalgic fun
26 June 2003 | by (Hartlepool) – See all my reviews

This film was made in 1935 when Formby was at the height of his fame in the British music halls. This was Formby's third film and also one of his most fondly remembered. He plays George Shuttleworth (speed demon), Who has a dream of riding his motorbike in the Isle Of Man TT races. It is a wonderful 80 minutes of nostalgic fun as George gets into many scrapes on the way and manages to fit in a few songs while plucking his Ukelele. It is also a timely reminder of a Britain which (sadly) no longer exists. So sit back and reminisce but most of all enjoy.


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