Formby on film
A chimney sweep builds his own motor-bike and enters the T.T. races as George Shuttleworth, speed demon, having 'borrowed' some of his grandad's money to do so. Made on location in the Isle of Man, for £30.000, the climax of the film comes when the young amateur is racing towards the winning line - only to run out of petrol! He pushes his bike the last 500 yards, with an unsporting rival speeding past just seconds after he staggers across the finishing line. This scene was shot fifteen times on a hot June day; on the final occasion the star genuinely collapsed at the line, and a doctor was called. This is the 'take' that can now be seen in the film. Brendan Ryan. George Formby at his best! This film has it all, a young unknown rider with a substandard motor bike journeys to the Isle of Man, gets ducked in the Irish Sea, loses his wallet and befriends the lovely Florence Desmond. Together they share many experiences culminating in the dramatic race itself, by this time George is mounted on a Rainbow motor- cycle. George of course triumphs in the end, not only winning the race but also winning an agency from Rainbow, and winning the heart of Florence Desmond as well. Probably the most popular of all the films - it must certainly be in anybody's top three. This was the first film George made after his move into the 'big time' with Associated Talking Pictures. The film is still shown in the Isle of Man during the T.T. race week and always pulls a good audience when shown at the Society conventions. - Who could ask for more? Peter Pollard Leslie Halliwell's Film Guide - Lively star comedy with Isle of Man locations.
No Limit
NO LIMIT ATP/ABFD Produced by: Basil Dean Writers: Tom Geraghty/Fred Thompson from a story by Walter Greenwood. Director: Monty Banks Trade Show: October 28 1935; Released on: March 23 1936 CAST: George Formby, Florence Desmond, Edward Rigby, Jack Hobbs, Peter Gawthorne, Alf Goddard, Florence Gregson SONGS: Riding In The T.T. Races (Gifford/Cliffe) Riding Around On A Rainbow (with Florence Desmond) (Formby/Cliffe) In A Little Wigan Garden (Gifford/Cliffe) Your Way Is My Way (with Florence Desmond) (Parr-Davies)
formby on film
A chimney sweep builds his own motor-bike and enters the T.T. races as George Shuttleworth, speed demon, having 'borrowed' some of his grandad's money to do so. Made on location in the Isle of Man, for £30.000, the climax of the film comes when the young amateur is racing towards the winning line - only to run out of petrol! He pushes his bike the last 500 yards, with an unsporting rival speeding past just seconds after he staggers across the finishing line. This scene was shot fifteen times on a hot June day; on the final occasion the star genuinely collapsed at the line, and a doctor was called. This is the 'take' that can now be seen in the film. Brendan Ryan. George Formby at his best! This film has it all, a young unknown rider with a substandard motor bike journeys to the Isle of Man, gets ducked in the Irish Sea, loses his wallet and befriends the lovely Florence Desmond. Together they share many experiences culminating in the dramatic race itself, by this time George is mounted on a Rainbow motor-cycle. George of course triumphs in the end, not only winning the race but also winning an agency from Rainbow, and winning the heart of Florence Desmond as well. Probably the most popular of all the films - it must certainly be in anybody's top three. This was the first film George made after his move into the 'big time' with Associated Talking Pictures. The film is still shown in the Isle of Man during the T.T. race week and always pulls a good audience when shown at the Society conventions. - Who could ask for more? Peter Pollard Leslie Halliwell's Film Guide - Lively star comedy with Isle of Man locations.
No Limit
NO LIMIT ATP/ABFD Produced by: Basil Dean Writers: Tom Geraghty/Fred Thompson from a story by Walter Greenwood. Director: Monty Banks Trade Show: October 28 1935; Released on: March 23 1936 CAST: George Formby, Florence Desmond, Edward Rigby, Jack Hobbs, Peter Gawthorne, Alf Goddard, Florence Gregson SONGS: Riding In The T.T. Races (Gifford/Cliffe) Riding Around On A Rainbow (with Florence Desmond) (Formby/Cliffe) In A Little Wigan Garden (Gifford/Cliffe) Your Way Is My Way (with Florence Desmond) (Parr-Davies)