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George Takes the Air (1938)

It's in the Air (original title)
A case of mistaken identity leads to accident-prone George Brown (George Formby) entering the Royal Air Force and falling in love with the Sergeant Major's daughter.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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George Brown
Polly Ward ...
Peggy
Jack Hobbs ...
Cpl. Craig
Garry Marsh ...
Commanding Officer Hill
Julien Mitchell ...
Sergeant Major
Ilena Sylva ...
Anne Brown
Frank Leighton ...
Pvt. Bob Bullock
C. Denier Warren ...
Sir Philip
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Adjutant
Hal Gordon ...
Nobby Clark - mechanic
Joe Cunningham ...
Flight Sergeant
Jack Melford ...
Lt. Terry - pilot
Eliot Makeham ...
Sir Philip's Gardener
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Storyline

Accident-prone George Brown (George Formby) is rejected by the Home Guard because he can't tell his left from his right. However, when a pal in the RAF forgets some very important documents George dons a uniform and takes them to the base, where he is mistaken for a dispatch rider. George soon finds it is easier to get into the air force than it is to get out, but finds some compensation when he meets his Sergeant Major's pretty daughter. Written by Mark Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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Comedy | Musical | War

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9 December 1940 (USA)  »

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George Takes the Air  »

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(RCA Photophone)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes of the air-raid exercise at the opening of the film are taken from Things to Come (1936). See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Hi-de-Hi!: Only the Brave (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bell's Of St Mary's
(uncredited)
Music by A. Emmett Adams and lyrics by Douglas Furber
Performed by an airman in rehearsal for the concert
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A Classic Comedy!
30 December 2001 | by (Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

This is by far one of George Formby's funniest films. It is jam-packed full of humor and a touch of romance. I recommend this film to anyone who likes a good laugh. Unfortunately, they don't make films like this anymore!


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