Shortly after the start of World War II, a ukelele player (George) takes the wrong boat and finds himself in (still uninvaded) Norway. He is mistaken for a fellow British intelligence agent... See full summary »
George Pearson, who works for a underwear firm that is 20 years out of date, invests his own money in a new type of thread. The company are not interested in changes, and he is fired. Later... See full summary »
George plays an aspiring news photographer that gets pictures by way of a spy camera in his bow tie. Comic confusion and chases arise from his inadvertently taking blackmail-able snaps of ... See full summary »
Nazi spies are out to destroy a new submarine killer, the "Firefly", being developed by the British navy. A hapless waiter named George, after being rejected for military service three ... See full summary »
A comedy starring George Formby as John Willie the shoe shine boy for a busy hotel. John is not very good at his job, as he often has trouble trying to pair up the shoes, much to his ... See full summary »
A brave wartime copper (policeman) becomes a hero when he thwarts a plot to destroy a battleship. But then the rest of the police get the idea that he is one of the enemy agents. Written by
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George takes his Flying Squad Test on his motorcycle, having had a scarf with Ether on it placed round his face. In his elated state, he picks up Sir Robert on his handlebars and as he drives round the course, it is obvious that a dummy and a stuntman have been used for Sir Robert. See more »
Opening credits prologue: Merseyside 1939 See more »
This film was made in 1940 when the fifth columnists and sabotage risk was at its highest.So the storyline was very contemporary.It was the penultimate film on George's contract with Ealing.His later films with Columbia were nowhere near as good as those he made with Ealing.The storyline is typical of his films.Formless George is made to look silly particularly in the eyes of his girlfriend.However more by accident than design he becomes the hero.He sings some very catchy tunes,not necessarily his best but still enjoyable.Not one of his best Ealing but better than anything he did at Columbia British which led to the end of his film career.
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