[78-L] George Formby Recording studio film

Jeff Sultanof jeffsultanof at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 10:16:20 PDT 2011

Were any of Formby's films released in the U.S.? I was once told no, but I
don't have any way to know.

Jeff Sultanof

On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 12:17 PM, David Lennick <dlennick at sympatico.ca>wrote:

> There was a time when Formby's films turned up regularly on late night CBC,
> a
> long time ago. I saw "It's In the Air" in a small screening room that I
> found
> because a chalkboard sign advertised it on College Street in Toronto.
> dl
> On 4/17/2011 11:44 AM, Steve Ramm wrote:
> >
> > I realized it is FEATHER YOUR NEST.    It also includes his "Leaning on
> the Lampost". I HIGHLY recommednd this film.
> >
> > Steve
> >
> >
> > Quote from a post I found on the Internet:
> >
> > It starts with George working in a record factory.A crooner sings
> "Leaning On A Lampost" Crosby style at a recording session.The recording is
> made on a wax disc which George manages to break.He secretly makes a
> replacement in his inimitable style.So the comedy arises from the fact that
> the studio bosses do not know that the change has been made. this film also
> has a satirical swipe at the jerrybuilding of houses in the 1930s suburban
> housebuilding boom in London.It is an entertaining film but one which few
> people have seen for many years.
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