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George Freen (George Formby) is a scrawny, weakling barber's assistant. Inspired by the keep fit fad sweeping Britain, George tries to get into shape - even more so after he falls in love with beautiful manicurist Joan Allen (Kay Walsh). However, George has a rival for Joan's affections in muscle-bound, middle-class Hector Kent (Guy Middleton). Joan seems to prefer Hector but plucky George exposes his rival as a shady character and challenges him to a boxing match.Written by
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George Formbys film career was starting to get into its stride with this film.The well worn formula for his Ealing films was now established.Gormless George wins the girls hand,beats the posh rival and sings a few songs.This film was written and directed by Anthony Kimmins who was a contract director with Ealing and who directed both George and Gracie Fields film careers during their respective times at the studio.The theme of the film is based on the fitness campaign promoted by the government in the 1930s.There were large displays put on.i believe there was one at Wembley Stadium at which the King and Queen were present.It was more Womens Institute style and not nearly as militarised as the equivalent Nazi fitness movement,which of course was rather more sinister.In conclusion if you like Formby you will like this film.If you do not then forget it.
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