George has won a lot of money at the races but he's paid with counterfeit money. He sets about tracking down the criminals himself.

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George Gullip
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Mary Brown
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Bill Pike
Garry Marsh ...
A.G. Brady
C. Denier Warren ...
Maj. Hopkins
Beatrix Fielden-Kaye ...
Housekeeper (as Beatrix Feilden-Kaye)
Joss Ambler ...
Lord Redhill
Ronald Shiner ...
Bridgewater
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Madame Berdi
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George has won a lot of money at the races but he's paid with counterfeit money. He sets about tracking down the criminals himself.

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A song originally scheduled for the film, "I Wonder Who's Under Her Balcony Now?', was cut by director Anthony Kimmins', who was worried it might cause offense. One verse went, "Will he kiss her under the nose or underneath the archway where her sweet william grows? If he's fresh and gets too free I hope a bulldog bites him in the place it bit me . . . I hope he catches the lot when she empties out her old geranium pot". See more »

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La Grande Duchess de Gerolstein
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Music by Jacques Offenbach
Arranged by Ernest Irving
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Quite a good movie
6 June 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I strongly disagree with the previous comment. Firstly, the 3 songs are top notch - "Horoscope", "Hitting the Highspots Now", and the classic "Fanlight Fanny" - all fantastic George Formby tracks. The movie is quite entertaining with many funny moments. Gus McNaughton is almost a joint star with George in this film, as together they both try to uncover the counterfeiters after their racing winnings have been switched for "slush" money. It turns into quite a farce, and becomes quite compelling (the things that these guys go through uncover the criminals are brilliantly far fetched). I recommend this film to anyone who likes George Formby, you won't be disappointed.


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