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George Formby

  • May 26, 1904 - Mar 06, 1961 (age 56)
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2001
SongSep 18, 2001

Mr Wu's a Window Cleaner Now
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SongSep 18, 2001

Auntie Maggie's Remedy
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2000
SongApr 11, 2000

Happy Go Lucky Me
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1994
SongOct 1, 1994

When I'm Cleaning Windows
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1961
George Formby
PersonalMarch 1961

George Formby

George Formby passed away.
1957
Dick Whittington
MovieJan 13, 1957

Dick Whittington

BBC production of an excerpt from Dick Whittington, transmitted …
BBC production of an excerpt from Dick Whittington, transmitted from a special performance at the Palace Theatre, London.
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1946
George in Civvy Street
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MovieJul 8, 1946

George in Civvy Street

After leaving the armed …
After leaving the armed forces, George Harper (George Formby) returns to run The Unicorn pub beginning a fierce rivalry with The Lion pub on the other side of the river.
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1945
I Didn't Do It
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MovieAug 6, 1945

I Didn't Do It

Aspiring entertainer George Trotter (George Formby) comes …
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.
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1944
He Snoops to Conquer
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MovieDec 12, 1944

He Snoops to Conquer

George Gribble (George Formby) works for the local council as …
George Gribble (George Formby) works for the local council as an odd job man in the small, industrial town of Tangleton. When two newspaper reporters arrive in town to research an article on town planning George seems to be the only person at work. He gives them a guided tour of the town, only for them to write a highly critical article emphasizing the fact that the council leader lives alone in a huge mansion while George shares a house with 13 other people. The council orders Gribble to conduct an opinion poll, but he ends up surveying the entire population of the town - who want change to improve their lot to the detriment of the town leaders business interests.
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Bell-Bottom George
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MovieFeb 7, 1944

Bell-Bottom George

Nazi spies are out to destroy a new submarine killer, the "Firefly", …
Nazi spies are out to destroy a new submarine killer, the "Firefly", being developed by the British navy. A hapless waiter named George, after being rejected for military service three times, finally "joins" when, during an air raid, he is mistaken for a real sailor. He soon unwittingly stumbles into the secret hideout of the Nazi spies trying to destroy the Firefly. Complications ensue.
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1943
Get Cracking
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MovieMay 17, 1943

Get Cracking

George Formby joins the home guard.
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We'll Meet Again
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MovieJan 18, 1943

We'll Meet Again

A young dancer trying to make it in London during World War II …
A young dancer trying to make it in London during World War II discovers that people like her singing voice, too. Although she's at first reluctant to sing, she finally does and becomes a star. She hooks up with a young musician who composes classical music and turns his nose up at this vulgar "popular" music, but she believes he can be a success at it and sets out to turn him around.
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1942
Much Too Shy
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MovieOct 12, 1942

Much Too Shy

A handyman and amateur artist gets into trouble when nude …
A handyman and amateur artist gets into trouble when nude female bodies are added to the heads he has drawn of prominent ladies, and are sold as soap adverts.
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1941
South American George
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MovieDec 27, 1941

South American George

George Butters is a double …
George Butters is a double for a South American opera singer.
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Turned Out Nice Again
MovieMay 27, 1941

Turned Out Nice Again

George Pearson, who works …
George Pearson, who works for a underwear firm that is 20 years out of date, invests his own money in a new type of thread. The company are not interested in changes, and he quits. Later the firm discover that the thread has revolutionized the garment industry, they move quickly, to hire him back, before the opposition hear the news, and make him a better offer.
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1940
Spare a Copper
MovieDec 5, 1940

Spare a Copper

A brave wartime copper (policeman) becomes a hero …
A brave wartime copper (policeman) becomes a hero when he thwarts a plot to destroy a battleship. But then the rest of the police get the idea that he is one of the enemy agents.
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Let George Do It!
MovieJul 12, 1940

Let George Do It!

Shortly after the start of World War II, a ukelele player (George) …
Shortly after the start of World War II, a ukelele player (George) takes the wrong boat and finds himself in (still uninvaded) Norway. He is mistaken for a fellow British intelligence agent...
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1939
Come On George!
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MovieOct 20, 1939

Come On George!

George (George Formby) befriends a race horse only to discover …
George (George Formby) befriends a race horse only to discover that it has a reputation for attacking any jockey that comes near it just before a big race. There are the inevitable gang of villains, car chases, a comic brain specialist, and a girl for George to fall for and to sing his cheeky-chappie songs at.
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Trouble Brewing
MovieFeb 23, 1939

Trouble Brewing

Trouble Brewing is a 1939 British comedy film directed by …
Trouble Brewing is a 1939 British comedy film directed by Anthony Kimmins and starring George Formby, Googie Withers and Gus McNaughton. It was made by Associated Talking Pictures, and includes the songs "Fanlight Fanny" and "Hitting the Highspots Now". The film is based on a novel by Joan Butler, and the sets were designed by art director Wilfred Shingleton.
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1938
It's in the Air
MovieSep 6, 1938

It's in the Air

Accident-prone George Brown (George Formby) is rejected …
Accident-prone George Brown (George Formby) is rejected by the Home Guard because he can't tell his left from his right. However, when a pal in the RAF forgets some very important documents George dons a uniform and takes them to the base, where he is mistaken for a dispatch rider. George soon finds it is easier to get into the air force than it is to get out, but finds some compensation when he meets his Sergeant Major's pretty daughter.
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I See Ice
MovieFeb 10, 1938

I See Ice

George plays an aspiring news photographer that gets …
George plays an aspiring news photographer that gets pictures by way of a spy camera in his bow tie. Comic confusion and chases arise from his inadvertently taking blackmail-able snaps of an important editor,and on-ice confrontations with his figure-skating love interest's jealous boyfriend, including in the middle of a professional hockey match.
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1937
Keep Fit
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MovieAug 18, 1937

Keep Fit

A weak, cowardly barber (George Formby)gets fit to win over a …
A weak, cowardly barber (George Formby)gets fit to win over a beautiful woman. However, she prefers his muscle-bound rival until George challenges him to a boxing match.
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Feather Your Nest
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MovieFeb 26, 1937

Feather Your Nest

An employee of a record manufacturing company …
An employee of a record manufacturing company comes up with a hit song.
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1936
Keep Your Seats, Please
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MovieAug 1, 1936

Keep Your Seats, Please

A fortune in gems is hidden …
A fortune in gems is hidden in one of six chairs, and it's up to the prospective heir to find it.
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1935
No Limit
MovieOct 28, 1935

No Limit

George Shuttleworth is convinced that he has the talent to win …
George Shuttleworth is convinced that he has the talent to win the Isle of Man TT races, despite what his neighbours back home in Wigan may think. During the trials, the brakes go on ...
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1934
Boots! Boots!
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MovieJul 30, 1934

Boots! Boots!

A comedy starring George Formby as John Willie the shoe shine …
A comedy starring George Formby as John Willie the shoe shine boy for a busy hotel. John is not very good at his job, as he often has trouble trying to pair up the shoes, much to his Manager's annoyance and frustration. Beryl also has a crush on George, who is too naive to notice, until Chambermaid Tonie Forde puts George into the picture. During an altercation with the chief, George lets on that he can sing. Playing his banjo ukulele he entertains his fellow workers. Later, Beryl tells George that she can dance. George helps Beryl develop her dancing skills by accompanying her on his banjo ukulele. The two later show their talents in front of the hotel guests. The manager is so impressed that he tells them that he will be introducing them to his friends. Love blossoms between George and Beryl, with the movie ending with the couple kissing.
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1924
Beryl Ingham
MarriageSeptember 1924

Beryl Ingham

Beryl Ingham (1901 – 24 December 1960) was the wife and …
Beryl Ingham (1901 – 24 December 1960) was the wife and manager of singer/actor George Formby, as well as being a variety performer and champion clogdancer. She was born in Haslingden, Lancashire, the youngest daughter of John James Ingham and his wife Elizabeth Ann née Jackson. At the age of 11 she won the All England Step Dancing Title. Later she formed a dancing act with her sister May, calling themselves The Two Violets.
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1904
George Formby
BirthMay 1904

George Formby

George Formby was born.
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