Odd job man George Gribble (George Formby)causes problems for the local council he works for when he inadvertently helps two newspaper men expose corruption amongst the council leaders.

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George Gribble
Robertson Hare ...
Sir Timothy Strawbridge
Elizabeth Allan ...
Jane Strawbridge
Claude Bailey ...
Councillor Oxbold
James Harcourt ...
Councillor Hopkins
Aubrey Mallalieu ...
Councillor Stubbins
Gordon McLeod ...
Angus McGluee
Vincent Holman ...
Butler
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George Gribble (George Formby) works for the local council as an odd job man in the small, industrial town of Tangleton. When two newspaper reporters arrive in town to research an article on town planning George seems to be the only person at work. He gives them a guided tour of the town, only for them to write a highly critical article emphasizing the fact that the council leader lives alone in a huge mansion while George shares a house with 13 other people. The council orders Gribble to conduct an opinion poll, but he ends up surveying the entire population of the town - who want change to improve their lot to the detriment of the town leaders business interests. Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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Up to his tricks in politics!

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8 January 1945 (UK)  »

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Asking for Trouble  »

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The film started off as "Asking For Trouble", but George Formby and his wife Beryl Formby thought it inappropriate after having a run in with the Variety Agents' Federation, so it was changed to "He Snoops to Conquer". See more »

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Spoofs She Stoops to Conquer (1923) See more »

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Hill Billy Willie
Written by George Formby, Harry Gifford & Fred E. Cliffe
Performed by George Formby
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Funny, silly and I want to see more George Formby!
19 September 2003 | by (Culpeper, VA) – See all my reviews

This comic was unique and totally charming. With his goofy looks but sweet determination he beats the bad guys, gets the girl and the money! I only wish more of his films were available! And as a singer of traditional English Music Hall bawdy comedy songs, he's a legend!


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