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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

"Is that the one?" asks Max of a chair at Dr Wilberforce's surgery - despite the fact that he has already seen one of the set at Madame Louise's vocal school. See more »

Connections

Version of The Twelve Chairs (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodnight Binkie
(uncredited)
Performed by George Formby and Florence Desmond
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A fast-paced musical charmer
1 August 2000 | by duganekSee all my reviews

More than a vehicle for the popular George Formby, this pleasant musical offers star turns by comedienne Florence Desmond and the inimitable Alistair Sim, plus an appealing tot called Binkie Stuart. Based on a Russian play, this plot has George trying to discover which of a half dozen chairs his late and eccentric aunt has hidden his inheritance in. Of course, the chairs have been sold at auction, requiring George to pursue them various locales, each allowing a Marx Brothers-type comic sequence.


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