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Get Cracking (1943)

George Formby joins the home guard.

Director:

Marcel Varnel

Writers:

John L. Arthur (contributions), Edward Dryhurst (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Formby ... George Singleton
Dinah Sheridan ... Mary Pemberton
Edward Rigby ... Sam Elliott
Frank Pettingell ... Alf Pemberton
Ronald Shiner Ronald Shiner ... Everett Manley
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Sgt. Joe Preston
E.V.H. Emmett E.V.H. Emmett ... Commentator (voice)
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George Formby joins the home guard.

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George joins the Home Guard and saves the day with his secret weapon! Explosions of laughter!

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Comedy | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1943 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Flygmalajen i hemvärnet See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
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Arranged by Primo Scala (i.e. Harry Bidgood)
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Our George Joins Another Branch of the Service
31 October 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

George Formby joins the Home Guard and vows to defend Minor Wallop in Lancashire from the enemy -- Major Wallop in Lancashire. This quickly evolves into the usual mix of stage routines, musical interludes provided by George and some actual bits of plots that the director, Marcel Varnel, lets leak through to the audience when he isn't running comedy bits past them. It was his specialty, after all.

Anyone familiar with the 1960s British TV comedy "Dad's Army" will recognize what is going on here, and will be thoroughly pleased with the rough mixture of silliness and seriousness. Everyone takes what is going on very seriously, except for E.V.H.Emmett, who narrates the beginning of the movies in mock-solemn tones; the erratic nature of supplies for the home guard and presence of evacuees hints at the self-proclaimed tough-minded nature of the Lancashire lads and lassies that Our George represented.


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