Formby on film
A prospective heir's escapades as he searches for a fortune in money and jewels in a set of seven chairs which have been sold separately at auction. This famous comedy scene theme was subsequently reworked in "It's In The Bag" with Fred Allen, and in "The Twelve Chairs" with Ron Moody and Mel Brooks. "Formby of Wigan funny enough to amuse sophisticated West End audiences" Reginald J. Whitby, Film critic, Daily Mirror. Brendan Ryan The little girl in this film was a special guest one of the Society conventions last year and still holds many fond memories of this film and of working with George. Florence Desmond was retained for this film after the great success of "No Limit". Only two songs! Both good one's though and of course one of them is amongst George's greatest hits, "The Window Cleaner". The wooden ukulele which George used to sing 'Window Cleaner' is now owned by Honorary Society member, John Walley. Peter Pollard Leslie Halliwell's Film Guide: Good star comedy on a theme later reworked in It's In the Bag and The Twelve Chairs.
Keep Your Seats Please
KEEP YOUR SEATS PLEASE ATP/ABFD Writers: Tom Geraghty/Ian Hay/Anthony Kimmins. From the play "Twelve Chairs" by Elie Ilf and Eugene Petrov Director: Monty Banks Produced by: Basil Dean Trade Show: August 26 1936; Released on: March 15 1937 CAST George Formby, Florence Desmond, Gus McNaughton, Harry Tate, Alistair Sim, Fiona Stewart (credited as 'Binkie' Stewart. SONGS: Keep Your Seats Please (Formby/Gifford/Cliffe) When I'm Cleaning Windows (Formby/Gifford/Cliffe)
formby on film
A prospective heir's escapades as he searches for a fortune in money and jewels in a set of seven chairs which have been sold separately at auction. This famous comedy scene theme was subsequently reworked in "It's In The Bag" with Fred Allen, and in "The Twelve Chairs" with Ron Moody and Mel Brooks. "Formby of Wigan funny enough to amuse sophisticated West End audiences" Reginald J. Whitby, Film critic, Daily Mirror. Brendan Ryan The little girl in this film was a special guest one of the Society conventions last year and still holds many fond memories of this film and of working with George. Florence Desmond was retained for this film after the great success of "No Limit". Only two songs! Both good one's though and of course one of them is amongst George's greatest hits, "The Window Cleaner". The wooden ukulele which George used to sing 'Window Cleaner' is now owned by Honorary Society member, John Walley. Peter Pollard Leslie Halliwell's Film Guide: Good star comedy on a theme later reworked in It's In the Bag and The Twelve Chairs.
KEEP YOUR SEATS PLEASE ATP/ABFD Writers: Tom Geraghty/Ian Hay/Anthony Kimmins. From the play "Twelve Chairs" by Elie Ilf and Eugene Petrov Director: Monty Banks Produced by: Basil Dean Trade Show: August 26 1936; Released on: March 15 1937 CAST George Formby, Florence Desmond, Gus McNaughton, Harry Tate, Alistair Sim, Fiona Stewart (credited as 'Binkie' Stewart. SONGS: Keep Your Seats Please (Formby/Gifford/Cliffe) When I'm Cleaning Windows (Formby/Gifford/Cliffe)
Keep Your Seats Please