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I Didn't Do It (1945)

Aspiring entertainer George Trotter (George Formby) comes down to London in search of fame and fortune but soon has to try and clear his name after being accused of a murder at his lodgings.

Director:

Marcel Varnel

Writers:

Howard Irving Young (original story), Stephen Black (original story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Formby ... George Trotter
Billy Caryll Billy Caryll ... Tiger Tubbs (as Caryl & Mundy/Billy Caryl)
Hilda Mundy Hilda Mundy ... Ma Tubbs (as Caryl & Mundy/Hilda Mundy)
Gaston Palmer Gaston Palmer ... Le Grand Gaston
Jack Daly Jack Daly ... Terry O'Rourke
Carl Jaffe Carl Jaffe ... Hilary Vance (as Carl Jaffé)
Marjorie Browne Marjorie Browne ... Betty Dickson
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Det Sgt. Carp
Ian Fleming ... Chief Inspr. Twyning
Vincent Holman Vincent Holman ... Erasmus Montague
Dennis Wyndham Dennis Wyndham ... Tom Driscoll
Gordon McLeod Gordon McLeod ... Supt. Belstock
Merle Tottenham ... Tessie
Georgina Cookson ... Willow Thane
Jack Raine ... J.B. Cato
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Storyline

George Trotter (George Formby) leaves his home in Manchester and his job in the cotton mills to travel down to London. George has ambitions of being a famous entertainer, but first needs a place to stay. He books into the cheap Ma Tubb's Select Boarding House which is full of other entertainers in search of fame and fortune. However, when an Australian acrobat is murdered it is the newcomer George who gets the blame. Can George clear his name and launch his career in show business? Written by Mark Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1945 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

De' va' inte jag See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (British Acoustic Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The only George Formby film to be given an 'A' certificate in Britain, meaning children under 16 were refused admission if unaccompanied. This was because of a violent murder scene. See more »

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I'd Like A Dream Like That
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Written by George Formby & Fred E. Cliffe
Performed by George Formby
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Running out of ideas
16 December 2018 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

The fact that there at least 5 writers on this, George's penultimate film,shows that they were running out of ideas.Some of the set piece scenes,such as that with psychoanalyst, and that with the murderer.These are laugh free zones.This type of film simply didn't suit George.By the way Caryl and Munday were music hall artists who featured at the Lonion Palladium in the first Crazy Week which eventually became the Crazy Gang.


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