Come On George!

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Come On George!
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Directed by Anthony Kimmins
Written by
Produced by Jack Kitchin
Starring
Cinematography Ronald Neame
Edited by Ray Pitt
Music by Ernest Irving
Production
company
Distributed by ABFD
Release date
20 October 1939
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Language English

Come On George! is a 1939 British comedy film directed by Anthony Kimmins which stars George Formby, with Pat Kirkwood and Joss Ambler in support. It was made by Associated Talking Pictures. Hal Erickson wrote in Allmovie: "Come on George! was a product of George Formby's peak movie years." [1] It concerns the world of horse racing, and Formby, who had once been a stable apprentice, did his own riding in the film. [2] Songs featured are "I'm Making Headway Now", "I Couldn't Let The Stable Down", "Pardon Me", and "Goodnight Little Fellow, Goodnight". [3]

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Plot

In this farce, Formby plays a stable boy. He also has the unique ability to soothe an anxious racing horse. Expectedly, George races the horse and wins. [4]

Cast

Critical reception

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