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Trouble Brewing (1939)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 24 July 1939 (UK)
George has won a lot of money at the races but he's paid with counterfeit money. He sets about tracking down the criminals himself.

Director:

Anthony Kimmins

Writers:

Angus MacPhail (original screen play), Michael Hogan (original screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Formby ... George Gullip
Googie Withers ... Mary Brown
Gus McNaughton ... Bill Pike
Garry Marsh ... A.G. Brady
C. Denier Warren C. Denier Warren ... Maj. Hopkins
Beatrix Fielden-Kaye Beatrix Fielden-Kaye ... Housekeeper (as Beatrix Feilden-Kaye)
Joss Ambler Joss Ambler ... Lord Redhill
Ronald Shiner Ronald Shiner ... Bridgewater
Martita Hunt ... Madame Berdi
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Storyline

George has won a lot of money at the races but he's paid with counterfeit money. He sets about tracking down the criminals himself.

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Fast Furious Formby Fun!


Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1939 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Detective genial See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A song originally scheduled for the film, "I Wonder Who's Under Her Balcony Now?', was cut by director Anthony Kimmins', who was worried it might cause offense. One verse went, "Will he kiss her under the nose or underneath the archway where her sweet william grows? If he's fresh and gets too free I hope a bulldog bites him in the place it bit me . . . I hope he catches the lot when she empties out her old geranium pot". See more »

Connections

Remade as Lev livet let (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Fanlight Fanny
(uncredited)
Written by Fred E. Cliffe, George Formby & Harry Gifford
Sung by George Formby
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Quite a good movie
6 June 2008 | by mkcwebmasterSee all my reviews

I strongly disagree with the previous comment. Firstly, the 3 songs are top notch - "Horoscope", "Hitting the Highspots Now", and the classic "Fanlight Fanny" - all fantastic George Formby tracks. The movie is quite entertaining with many funny moments. Gus McNaughton is almost a joint star with George in this film, as together they both try to uncover the counterfeiters after their racing winnings have been switched for "slush" money. It turns into quite a farce, and becomes quite compelling (the things that these guys go through uncover the criminals are brilliantly far fetched). I recommend this film to anyone who likes George Formby, you won't be disappointed.


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