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Feather Your Nest (1937)

An employee of a record manufacturing company comes up with a hit song.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Ivar Campbell (story), Sheila Campbell (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
George Formby ... Willie Piper
Polly Ward Polly Ward ... Mary Taylor
Enid Stamp-Taylor ... Daphne Randall
Gilbert Russell Gilbert Russell ... Rex Randall (as Val Rosing)
Davy Burnaby Davy Burnaby ... Sir Martin
Jack Barty Jack Barty ... Mr. Chester
Clifford Heatherley Clifford Heatherley ... Randall's Valet
Frederick Burtwell Frederick Burtwell ... Murgatroyd
Ethel Coleridge Ethel Coleridge ... Mrs. Taylor
Jimmy Godden Jimmy Godden ... Mr. Higgins
Moore Marriott ... Mr. Jenkins
Syd Crossley Syd Crossley ... Police Constable
Frank Perfitt Frank Perfitt ... Studio Manager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Payne Tom Payne ... Fortner
The Three Rhythm Sisters The Three Rhythm Sisters ... Themselves
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Storyline

An employee of a record manufacturing company comes up with a hit song.

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1937 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Formby i toppform See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It was in this film that George Formby first sang the song that would become a big hit and his trade mark--"Leaning on a Lampost". See more »

Soundtracks

Waiting By The Lamp On The Avenue (Alternative Version Of Leaning On A Lamp Post)
(uncredited)
Written by Noel Gay
Performed by Gilbert Russell
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why is this not available?
3 September 2005 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I cannot understand that this ,alone,of George Formbys films is unavailable and has not been shown on TV.It only gets a showing at the NFT now and again.The fact that it has not reached 5 votes yet speaks volume..This is one of the films that Formby made for Ealing Studios.It is also in my view one of his best because it has a reasonably entertaining story.It starts with George working in a record factory.A crooner sings "Leaning On A Lampost" Crosby style at a recording session.The recording is made on a wax disc which George manages to break.He secretly makes a replacement in his inimitable style.So the comedy arises from the fact that the studio bosses do not know that the change has been made. this film also has a satirical swipe at the jerrybuilding of houses in the 1930s suburban housebuilding boom in London.It is an entertaining film but one which few people have seen for many years. This is now available on DVD as part of the Ealing Rareities series


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