|Feather Your Nest|
|Directed by||William Beaudine|
|Produced by||Basil Dean|
|Written by|| Ivar Campbell |
|Starring|| George Formby |
|Music by||Ernest Irving|
|Cinematography|| Gordon Dines |
|Edited by||Ernest Aldridge|
|Distributed by||Associated British Film Distributors|
Feather Your Nest is a 1937 British musical comedy film directed by William Beaudine and starring George Formby, Polly Ward and Enid Stamp-Taylor.
A worker at a gramophone record factory surprisingly creates a hit song, "Leaning on a Lamp-post".
George Formby, was an English actor, singer-songwriter and comedian who became known to a worldwide audience through his films of the 1930s and 1940s. On stage, screen and record he sang light, comical songs, usually playing the ukulele or banjolele, and became the UK's highest-paid entertainer.
Anthony Martin Kimmins, OBE was an English director, playwright, screenwriter, producer and actor.
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This is a summary of 1938 in music in the United Kingdom.
This is a summary of 1937 in music in the United Kingdom.
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