Formby on film
U.S.A. title: "George Takes The Air" Civil defence recruit, who had been rejected by the RAF cannot resist trying on the RAF dispatch rider's uniform of his sister's boyfriend. Finding an official letter marked 'urgent' in one of the pockets, he decides to deliver it himself, but he doesn't reckon with ending up in a pilot-less plane, as a result of which is his acceptance as a fully fledged flier by the RAF. "Slapstick comedy at it's very best" - Monthly Film Bulletin "As a gesture of bravery and gaiety it is superb" - Howard Barnes, NY Herald Tribune Brendan Ryan Out of the top drawer! Acknowledged as one of the best three films George made. (The other two are "No Limit" and "Let George Do It"). The songs were all big Formby hits and there is the added bonus of two versions of "Our Sergeant Major" when, in the second version George changes the lyrics and praises the officer. There is never a dull moment as George takes to the controls of motor bikes and aeroplanes. It'll put you off flying forever! Peter Pollard Leslie Halliwell's Film Guide: Amiable star comedy with good situations and songs.
Itís In The Air
It's In The Air ATP/ABFD Produced by: Basil Dean Writers: Anthony Kimmins Photographer: Ronald Neame/Gordon Dines Director: Anthony Kimmins Assistant Director: Basil Dearden Trade Show: September 6 1938; Released on: February 27 1939 Cast: George Formby, Polly Ward, Garry Marsh, Julien Mitchell, Jack Hobbs, C. Denier-Warren, Hal Gordon. Songs: Our Sergeant Major (Formby/Gifford/Cliffe) They Can't Fool Me (Formby/Gifford/Cliffe) It's In The Air (Parr-Davies)
formby on film
U.S.A. title: "George Takes The Air" Civil defence recruit, who had been rejected by the RAF cannot resist trying on the RAF dispatch rider's uniform of his sister's boyfriend. Finding an official letter marked 'urgent' in one of the pockets, he decides to deliver it himself, but he doesn't reckon with ending up in a pilot-less plane, as a result of which is his acceptance as a fully fledged flier by the RAF. "Slapstick comedy at it's very best" - Monthly Film Bulletin "As a gesture of bravery and gaiety it is superb" - Howard Barnes, NY Herald Tribune Brendan Ryan Out of the top drawer! Acknowledged as one of the best three films George made. (The other two are "No Limit" and "Let George Do It"). The songs were all big Formby hits and there is the added bonus of two versions of "Our Sergeant Major" when, in the second version George changes the lyrics and praises the officer. There is never a dull moment as George takes to the controls of motor bikes and aeroplanes. It'll put you off flying forever! Peter Pollard Leslie Halliwell's Film Guide: Amiable star comedy with good situations and songs.
Itís In The Air
It's In The Air ATP/ABFD Produced by: Basil Dean Writers: Anthony Kimmins Photographer: Ronald Neame/Gordon Dines Director: Anthony Kimmins Assistant Director: Basil Dearden Trade Show: September 6 1938; Released on: February 27 1939 Cast: George Formby, Polly Ward, Garry Marsh, Julien Mitchell, Jack Hobbs, C. Denier-Warren, Hal Gordon. Songs: Our Sergeant Major (Formby/Gifford/Cliffe) They Can't Fool Me (Formby/Gifford/Cliffe) It's In The Air (Parr-Davies)