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Keep Your Seats, Please! (1936)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | 15 March 1937 (UK)
A fortune in gems is hidden in one of six chairs, and it's up to the prospective heir to find it.

Director:

Monty Banks

Writers:

Thomas J. Geraghty (screenplay) (as Tom Geraghty), Ilya Ilf (novel) (as Ilf) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Formby ... George Withers
Florence Desmond ... Florrie
Gus McNaughton ... Max
Alastair Sim ... A. S. Drayton
Harry Tate Harry Tate ... Auctioneer
Enid Stamp-Taylor ... Madame Louise
Hal Gordon Hal Gordon ... Sailor
Tom Payne Tom Payne ... Man from Child Welfare
Beatrix Fielden-Kaye Beatrix Fielden-Kaye ... Woman from Child Welfare
Clifford Heatherley Clifford Heatherley ... Dr. G. Wilberforce
Binkie Stuart Binkie Stuart ... Binkie
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A fortune in gems is hidden in one of six chairs, and it's up to the prospective heir to find it.

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The picture that made Formby box-office fun favourite No. 1

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1937 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Snurren direkt See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The £90,000 in bonds and jewelry in the chair would equate to $450,000 at the time or over $8.2M in 2018. See more »

Goofs

As with the death-sliding sailor at the Kings Theatre, when the nurse pulls George down from the top of the wardrobe 'he' is clearly a mannequin. See more »

Connections

Version of L'eredità in Corsa (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

You've Got Me Standing on the Tip of My Toes
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Performed by Florence Desmond and Binkie Stuart
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Nifty comedy
6 April 2016 | by federovskySee all my reviews

Daft ha'p'orth George Formby tries to claim a fortune left him by a rich aunt hidden in one of a set of chairs - but the chairs get sold at auction and split up, prompting a frantic runaround. Gus McNaughton is his sly accomplice whose cut rises from 10% to 100% during the course of the operation. Alistair Sim is also after the stash. George gets to twang "When I'm Cleaning Windows" and a couple of other saucy numbers. Most remarkable is the first appearance of Britain's answer to Shirley Temple, Binkie Stuart, who at 3 years old is singing, dancing and cracking jokes - a bit of an eye-opener. Quite worthwhile, and with a surprisingly satisfying ending.


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