Let George Do It!
|Let George Do It!|
|Directed by||Marcel Varnel|
|Produced by||Michael Balcon
|Written by||Basil Dearden
|Music by||Ernest Irving
|Editing by||Ray Pitt|
|Release dates||17th August 1940 (UK)|
|Running time||82 minutes|
Let George Do It is a 1940 British, black-and-white, comedy musical war film, directed by Marcel Varnel and starring George Formby. It was produced by Associated Talking Pictures and Ealing Studios. It was released in the United States under the title To Hell With Hitler. This was the first of the Ealing Studios comedies to deal directly with WW II.
At the start of World War II, musician George Hepplewhite (George Formby) gets on a boat thinking he is on his way to Blackpool, but arrives in Bergen, Norway instead, where he is mistaken for another ukulele player. He then meets the desk girl at the hotel, Mary Wilson (Phyllis Calvert), who is a British undercover agent and thinks he is one too. The duo manage to find and break a code that the Nazis are using to sink Allied shipping. A noted sequence was a dream where George had been given a truth drug by the Nazi conductor Mendez, in which he gives Hither a right hook, also the musical numbers were well staged, especially where George was meant to be the victim and be shot during "Oh Don't the Wind Blow cold"
- George Formby as George Hepplewhite
- Phyllis Calvert as Mary Wilson
- Garry Marsh as Mendez
- Romney Brent as Slim Selwyn
- Bernard Lee as Oscar
- Coral Browne as Iris
- Helena Pickard as Oscar's wife
- Percy Walsh as Schwartz
- Ronald Shiner as the Clarinetist
- Ben Williams as Radio Operator On SS Macaulay (uncredited)
- Jack Hobbs as Conway
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