South American George

South American George

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George Formby was Britain's biggest box office star when he signed on with Columbia to make this smashing musical comedy!

Would you believe it - humble little George Butters (George Formby) is a dead ringer for the famous South American tenor and opera star Gilli Vannetti! When Vannetti runs off, George boldly steps into his shoes and pretends to be the great man to save the day! There's just one snag - George can't sing opera...

Adding to George's problems, he's being followed by two inept hit men Swifty and Slappy (Ronald Shiner and Alf Goddard) - and he's falling hopelessy in love with Vannetti's personal assistant Miss Carole (Linden Travers)!

George may not be able to sing opera - but he can certainly belt out a top comedy novelty number and South American George includes four great songs from the Formby repertoire - Barmaid Of The Rose & Crown, Swing Mama, My Spanish Guitar and I'll Do It With A Smile.

Cast In Alphabetical Order

Alf Goddard as Slappy Beatrice Varley as Mrs. Butters Enid Stamp-Taylor as Frances Martinique Eric Clavering as Mr. Durrant Felix Aylmer as Mr. Appleby George Formby as George Butters / Gilli Vanetti Gus McNaughton as George White Herbert Lomas as Mr. Butters Jacques Brown as Enrico Richardo Linden Travers as Carole Dean Mavis Villiers as Mrs. Durrant Ronald Shiner as Swifty


Produced by Marcel Varnel & Ben Henry Directed by Marcel Varnel Written by Leslie Arliss, Norman Lee & Austin Melford Released December 29th 1941 Running Time 88 minutes.

Synopsis Taken From DVD Cover ©2009 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Inc.

Film Images ©1941, 1996 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

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