Let George Do It!

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This article is about the 1940 film. For the 1938 film, see Let George Do It (1938 film). For the American radio drama, see Let George Do It (radio).
Let George Do It!
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Directed by Marcel Varnel
Produced by Michael Balcon
Basil Dearden
Written by Basil Dearden
John Dighton
Angus MacPhail
Austin Melford
Starring George Formby
Phyllis Calvert
Garry Marsh
Music by Ernest Irving
Eddie Latta
Cinematography Ronald Neame
Edited by Ray Pitt
Distributed by ABFD
Release dates
17 August 1940 (UK)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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 the Second World War.[1]


At the start of the Second World War, 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 Hitler a right hook.


Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie noted the film as, "one of the best and most successful of the George Formby vehicles."[2]


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