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No Limit (1935)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Sport | 23 March 1936 (UK)
George Shuttleworth is convinced that he has the talent to win the Isle of Man TT races, despite what his neighbours back home in Wigan may think. During the trials, the brakes go on ... See full summary »

Director:

Monty Banks

Writer:

Walter Greenwood (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Formby ... George Shuttleworth
Florence Desmond ... Florrie Dibney
Howard Douglas ... Turner
Beatrix Fielden-Kaye Beatrix Fielden-Kaye ... Mrs. Agatha Horrocks
Peter Gawthorne Peter Gawthorne ... Mr. Higgins
Alf Goddard Alf Goddard ... Norton
Florence Gregson Florence Gregson ... Mrs. Kate Shuttleworth
Jack Hobbs Jack Hobbs ... Bert Tyldesley
Eve Lister Eve Lister ... Rita
Edward Rigby ... Grandfather
Evelyn Roberts Evelyn Roberts ... B.B.C. Commentator
Ernest Sefton Ernest Sefton ... Mr. Hardacre
Arthur Young Arthur Young ... Doctor
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George Shuttleworth is convinced that he has the talent to win the Isle of Man TT races, despite what his neighbours back home in Wigan may think. During the trials, the brakes go on George's bike, 'The Shuttleworth Snap', which he made himself. As a result, he breaks the TT lap record, becoming an instant motor-cycling star. As the big race approaches, George soon realises that other jealous riders will stop at nothing to make sure he does not take part in the race. An early George Formby film and probably his best. Written by David Claydon <dc6212@bristol.ac.uk>

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The famous Isle of Man TT Race. George's one aim - TO WIN IT! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Many of the motorcycle racing scenes and stunts were performed by local racers from the Isle of Man. See more »

Goofs

When rider number 15 is lying on the road after having been knocked out by George there is a clear splice in the film between the frame of him lying in the road and the next frame where a motorcycle is seen to "fly" over him. See more »

Connections

Referenced in TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

In A Little Wigan Garden
(uncredited)
Written by Fred E. Cliffe & Harry Gifford
Performed by George Formby
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80 Minutes of Nostalgic fun
26 June 2003 | by robert-elliott7See all my reviews

This film was made in 1935 when Formby was at the height of his fame in the British music halls. This was Formby's third film and also one of his most fondly remembered. He plays George Shuttleworth (speed demon), Who has a dream of riding his motorbike in the Isle Of Man TT races. It is a wonderful 80 minutes of nostalgic fun as George gets into many scrapes on the way and manages to fit in a few songs while plucking his Ukelele. It is also a timely reminder of a Britain which (sadly) no longer exists. So sit back and reminisce but most of all enjoy.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1936 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Teufelskerl See more »

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Budget:

GBP30,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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