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Much Too Shy (1942)

 |  Comedy  |  12 October 1942 (UK)
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A handyman and amateur artist gets into trouble when nude female bodies are added to the heads he has drawn of prominent ladies, and are sold as soap adverts.



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Credited cast:
George Formby ...
George Andy
Kathleen Harrison ...
Amelia Peabody
Hilda Bayley ...
Lady Driscoll
Eileen Bennett ...
Jackie Somers
Joss Ambler ...
Sir George Driscoll
Jimmy Clitheroe ...
Frederick Burtwell ...
Mr. Harefield
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Mr. Somers
Eric Clavering ...
Robert Latimer
Gibb McLaughlin ...
Rev. Sheepshanks
Peter Gawthorne ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Bishop
Clifford Buckton
Noel Dainton
Fred Foster


A handyman and amateur artist gets into trouble when nude female bodies are added to the heads he has drawn of prominent ladies, and are sold as soap adverts.

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12 October 1942 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Formby ujostelee  »

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Andy The Handy Man
Written by Eddie Latta
Performed by George Formby
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Later Formby but still achingly funny
20 September 2005 | by (Hartlepool) – See all my reviews

Released on October 12th 1942 this Formby film probably has the best cast line up of any Formby film. George plays a milkman and part time artist who has a problem drawing bodies.On his milk round he is helped by his younger brother played by Jimmy Clitheroe (The Clitheroe Kid). Also in the cast is that ever reliable character actress Kathleen Harrison and Charles Hawtrey. The plot involves George drawing the heads of prominent ladies in his local village, The fun begins when some students led by Hawtrey draw voluptuous bodies on them. It was a rarity even in those days to have two big music hall stars acting in the one film. As usual George gets to sing and play his ukulele to the fallowing songs - Andy the handy man, They all laughed when I started to play,Talking to the moon about you, Delivering the morning milk. A little longer than the usual Formby films but great fun nonetheless.

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