Formby on film
War reserve policeman with ambition to join the motor cycle squad, foils enemy agents who plan to blow up the propeller of a new warship, and launches the ship himself, just in time to save it. Features a chase in a midget car, and a stomach churning sequence on a Wall of Death. Brendan Ryan A police war reservist catches saboteurs. One of the last good Formby comedies, with everything percolating as it should. Leslie Halliwell
Spare A Copper
SPARE A COPPER Australian Title: "Call A Cop" Ealing/ATP Writers: Roger MacDougal, Basil Deardon, Austin Melford Producer: Michael Balcon Director: John Paddy Carstairs Trade Show: December 5th 1940, Released on: April 14th 1941 Cast: George Formby, Dorothy Hyson, Bernard Lee, George Merritt, John Warwick, John Turnbull, Eliot Makeham, Ellen Pollock SONGS: I'm The Ukulele Man (MacDougal) On The Beat (MacDougal) I Wish I Was Back On The Farm (MacDougal) I'm Shy (Formby/Gifford/Cliffe)
formby on film
War reserve policeman with ambition to join the motor cycle squad, foils enemy agents who plan to blow up the propeller of a new warship, and launches the ship himself, just in time to save it. Features a chase in a midget car, and a stomach churning sequence on a Wall of Death. Brendan Ryan A police war reservist catches saboteurs. One of the last good Formby comedies, with everything percolating as it should. Leslie Halliwell
Spare A Copper
SPARE A COPPER Australian Title: "Call A Cop" Ealing/ATP Writers: Roger MacDougal, Basil Deardon, Austin Melford Producer: Michael Balcon Director: John Paddy Carstairs Trade Show: December 5th 1940, Released on: April 14th 1941 Cast: George Formby, Dorothy Hyson, Bernard Lee, George Merritt, John Warwick, John Turnbull, Eliot Makeham, Ellen Pollock SONGS: I'm The Ukulele Man (MacDougal) On The Beat (MacDougal) I Wish I Was Back On The Farm (MacDougal) I'm Shy (Formby/Gifford/Cliffe)