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Keep Your Seats, Please! (1936)

 |  Comedy, Musical  |  15 March 1937 (UK)
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A fortune in gems is hidden in one of six chairs, and it's up to the prospective heir to find it.

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Cast

Cast overview:
George Formby ...
George Withers
Florence Desmond ...
Florrie
Gus McNaughton ...
Max
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A. S. Drayton
Harry Tate ...
Auctioneer
Enid Stamp-Taylor ...
Madame Louise
Hal Gordon ...
Sailor
Tom Payne ...
Man from Child Welfare
Beatrix Fielden-Kaye ...
Woman from Child Welfare
Clifford Heatherley ...
Dr. G. Wilberforce
Binkie Stuart ...
Binkie
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A fortune in gems is hidden in one of six chairs, and it's up to the prospective heir to find it.

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The picture that made Formby box-office fun favourite No. 1

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Comedy | Musical

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15 March 1937 (UK)  »

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Snurren direkt  »

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Producer Basil Dean argued against Monty Banks using Binkie Stuart for Florrie's niece, thinking her too young and inexperienced (she had come to fame aged 2 when winning the "Daily Mail"'s "London's Most Beautiful Baby" competition) to be able to carry off the part believably. The director ignored him, setting the child off on a brief run as the UK's answer to Shirley Temple. See more »

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As with the death-sliding sailor at the Kings Theatre, when the nurse pulls George down from the top of the wardrobe 'he' is clearly a mannequin. See more »

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Version of It's in the Bag! (1945) See more »

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Keep Your Seats, Please!
(uncredited)
Written by George Formby, Harry Gifford & Fred E. Cliffe
Performed by George Formby
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Lets go daft
5 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In this film - as in every Formby film - goofish gormless George always gets the girl. Why?

Cus he's a soft daft lad with a happy ukulele - and he's got all the best tunes.

Admittedly, the daft antics get more farcical - even positively ludicrous - as this film goes along (goat carried onto crowded bus wearing a dog mask being the silliest example)

The scene where a matronly nurse tries to take George's trousers off made my girlfriend laugh her mascara off. "Never touched me!" Not!

I was starting to feel myself "going daft" quite a bit at that too.

If you can't let yourself go daft watching a George Formby film you may as well watch something else.


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