Rivalry between ex-service man turned
publican and another crooked landlord in beer war. The film includes
a dream sequence with the characters in "Alice In Wonderland",
but 'Lavender' the stripper in the film earned it's a 'A' certificate.
"Neither George nor his supporting players received
much help from the script"
Leslie Halliwell's Film Guide
This is it, the end of George's film career and, I have to admit that there have been
better than this. The surreal Alice In Wonderland sequence is really bizarre but the film
does feature one of George's best non-recorded songs, "I Was Christened With A
Horse Shoe". Familiar faces Wally Patch and Ronald Shiner are always welcome.
This was George's last film, and is a firm favourite for many Formby fans. As always,
George's performance is impeccable, and it is a testimony to his skill that certain
ill-conceived scenes such as the "Alice in Wonderland"
dream and "We've Been a Long Time Gone" routine are carried off convincingly.
From "Keep Your Seats Please"
onwards, George's producers wished to keep the number of songs in his films to a minimum.
It is a pleasant surprise,
therefore, to find seven musical interludes in this picture, including one by
the band "Johnny Claes and his Clae Pidgeons".
GEORGE IN CIVVY STREET