Come on George (1939)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Nov 1, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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British Writer/director Anthony Kimmins was willing to expand his range from drawing room comedy to the "low" humors of the provincial music halls. Kimmins' Come on George is an unadorned vehicle for toothy, ukelele-strumming North Country comedian George Formby. Formby plays a somewhat overage stableboy who is the only person able to calm a jittery race horse. In the foregone conclusion, Formby rides the horse to victory. Come on George was a product of George Formby's peak movie years; after the war he suffered a professional eclipse and was back making the cheap programmers (vide George in Civvy Street) whence he had started his cinematic career.

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horse-racing, stable-boy, racehorse, underdog, taming, victory, winner, horse, love