Formby on film
Formby in a dual role, impersonating an operatic tenor, and fighting the required mad bull. "The demand for dual characterization limits the star's opportunities to be himself and he is less effective as somebody else" - Kimatograph Weekly. Brendan Ryan Leslie Halliwell's Film Guide An unsuccessful singer poses as a South American opera star. Not among the star's best. I can never accept George Formby with a moustache and a "modern" haircut. And he just doesn't look right behind that big ukulele/guitar. Enid Stamp-Taylor makes her second appearance in a Formby production. This was George's first release for the Columbia label and it isn't a patch on the ATP productions. Peter Pollard
South American George
SOUTH AMERICAN GEORGE Columbia Produced by: Marcel Varnel & Ben Henry Writers: Leslie Arliss, Norman Lee and Austin Melford Director: Marcel Varnel Trade Show: November 28 1941; Released on: December 29 1941 CAST George Formby, Linden Travers, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Jaques Brown, Ronald Shiner, Felix Aylmer, Beatrice Varley, Herbert Lomas. SONGS: The Barmaid At The Rose & Crown (Formby/Arthurs) Swing Mama (MacDougal) I Played On My Spanish Guitar (Lyons) La Donna E Mobile ("Rigoletto") I'd Do It With A Smile (MacDougal)
formby on film
Formby in a dual role, impersonating an operatic tenor, and fighting the required mad bull. "The demand for dual characterization limits the star's opportunities to be himself and he is less effective as somebody else" - Kimatograph Weekly. Brendan Ryan Leslie Halliwell's Film Guide An unsuccessful singer poses as a South American opera star. Not among the star's best. I can never accept George Formby with a moustache and a "modern" haircut. And he just doesn't look right behind that big ukulele/guitar. Enid Stamp-Taylor makes her second appearance in a Formby production. This was George's first release for the Columbia label and it isn't a patch on the ATP productions. Peter Pollard
South American George
SOUTH AMERICAN GEORGE Columbia Produced by: Marcel Varnel & Ben Henry Writers: Leslie Arliss, Norman Lee and Austin Melford Director: Marcel Varnel Trade Show: November 28 1941; Released on: December 29 1941 CAST George Formby, Linden Travers, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Jaques Brown, Ronald Shiner, Felix Aylmer, Beatrice Varley, Herbert Lomas. SONGS: The Barmaid At The Rose & Crown (Formby/Arthurs) Swing Mama (MacDougal) I Played On My Spanish Guitar (Lyons) La Donna E Mobile ("Rigoletto") I'd Do It With A Smile (MacDougal)