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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Lady Driscoll
Eileen Bennett ...
Jackie Somers
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Robert Latimer
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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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12 October 1942 (UK)  »

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They Laughed When I Started To Play
Written by George Formby & Fred E. Cliffe
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A slightly different Formby, but still a winner
4 March 2007 | by (Much-Snogging-On-The-Green, East Yorkshire) – See all my reviews

"Much Too Shy" is a bit of a breakaway from the normal Formby style but despite this, or maybe because of this, it still comes up trumps. The plot is simple with Formby getting into hot water because of some portraits he has painted, which have naked bodies added to them by a scornful art class which goes on to become an omnipresent advert. Chaos and a court case follows. The only fault I found with this film was that the village was obviously built on a set; how great it would have been to have been shot on location! However set-bound films were par for the course during wartime and are easily forgiven. Set in a small rural village, the film benefits from a decent array of cameos from the likes of Kathleen Harrison, Charlie Hawtrey and, delightfully, Jimmy Citheroe. While it a gentle comedy, there is still a good number of belly laughs to be had and Formby is on his usual top form and his songs are top-notch. You may need to be a Formby fan to enjoy, but the same can be said for all his films. Formby was a genius at what he did and that comes across fully here.


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