Let George Do It (1940)

Genres - Action, Comedy, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Spy Comedy  |   Release Date - Jul 12, 1940 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Let George Do It is one of the best and most successful of the George Formby vehicles. The toothy, guitar-strumming Formby plays a dimwitted entertainer who is mistaken for a notorious Nazi spy. The misunderstanding is played to the hilt, culminating with our hero battling the forces of the Axis on the fields of Norway. The film's highlight is a bakery routine which dates back to Charlie Chaplin's 1914 epic Dough and Dynamite. Let George Do It was distinguished by the leading-lady presence of Phyllis Calvert, just on the verge of bigger things.

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entertainer, mistaken-identity, misunderstanding, world-war