Formby on film
Early shooting titles: "Never Touched Me" & "Marriage By Instalments" A gramophone record technician breaks the master disc of "Leaning On A Lampost". He secretly substitutes his own voice by cutting a new disc and wins fame and fortune. Playing a character called Willie, this is the only Formby film, with the exception of "Boots, Boots" and "Off The Dole", in which he is not called George. Brendan Ryan This is the first of two films featuring leading lady Polly Ward, it has a theme which will be instantly recognisable to younger people today, mortgage difficulties! It does of course also feature one of George's best known songs, "Leaning On A Lampost" and the sequences in the recording studios are always interesting. Peter Pollard Leslie Halliwell's Film Guide A gramophone record technician substitutes his own voice for a star and becomes world famous. The star in less farcical vein than usual; this is the one in which he sings, "Leaning on a Lamp-post."
Feather Your Nest
FEATHER YOUR NEST ATP/ABFD Produced by: Basil Dean Writers: Austin Melford, Robert Edmunds & Anthony Kimmins Director: William Beudine Trade Show: February 26 1937; Released on: July 19 1937 CAST: George Formby, Polly Ward, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Val Rossing, Davy Burnaby, Moore Marriot. SONGS: When We Feather Our Nest (Formby/Gifford/Cliffe) I'm As Happy As A Sandboy (Sarony/Holmes) Leaning On A Lampost (Gay)
formby on film
Early shooting titles: "Never Touched Me" & "Marriage By Instalments" A gramophone record technician breaks the master disc of "Leaning On A Lampost". He secretly substitutes his own voice by cutting a new disc and wins fame and fortune. Playing a character called Willie, this is the only Formby film, with the exception of "Boots, Boots" and "Off The Dole", in which he is not called George. Brendan Ryan This is the first of two films featuring leading lady Polly Ward, it has a theme which will be instantly recognisable to younger people today, mortgage difficulties! It does of course also feature one of George's best known songs, "Leaning On A Lampost" and the sequences in the recording studios are always interesting. Peter Pollard Leslie Halliwell's Film Guide A gramophone record technician substitutes his own voice for a star and becomes world famous. The star in less farcical vein than usual; this is the one in which he sings, "Leaning on a Lamp-post."
Feather Your Nest
FEATHER YOUR NEST ATP/ABFD Produced by: Basil Dean Writers: Austin Melford, Robert Edmunds & Anthony Kimmins Director: William Beudine Trade Show: February 26 1937; Released on: July 19 1937 CAST: George Formby, Polly Ward, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Val Rossing, Davy Burnaby, Moore Marriot. SONGS: When We Feather Our Nest (Formby/Gifford/Cliffe) I'm As Happy As A Sandboy (Sarony/Holmes) Leaning On A Lampost (Gay)