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George Takes the Air (1938)
"It's in the Air" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Musical | War  -  9 December 1940 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
George Formby ...
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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Hal Gordon ...
Nobby Clark, mechanic
Joe Cunningham ...
Flight Sergeant
Jack Melford ...
Lt. Terry, pilot
Eliot Makeham ...
Sir Philip's Gardener
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The scenes of the air-raid exercise at the opening of the film are taken from Things to Come (1936). See more »

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

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They Can't Fool Me
Written by George Formby, Harry Gifford & Fred E. Cliffe
Performed by George Formby
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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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