Trouble Brewing (1939 film)
UK trade ad poster
|Directed by||Anthony Kimmins|
|Produced by||Jack Kitchin|
|Written by||Michael Hogan
|Music by||Ernest Irving|
|Edited by||Ernest Aldridge
|Associated Talking Pictures|
|Distributed by||Associated British|
|Release date(s)||March 1939|
|Running time||87 minutes|
Trouble Brewing is a 1939 British comedy film directed by Anthony Kimmins and starring George Formby, Googie Withers and Gus McNaughton.. It was made by Associated Talking Pictures at Ealing Studios, and includes the songs "Fanlight Fanny" and "Hitting the Highspots Now."  The film is based on a novel by Joan Butler. The film's sets were designed by art director Wilfred Shingleton.
George Formby plays a Daily Sun compositor who wins a large sum at the racing. He is paid with counterfeit notes. Formby’s character (George Gullip) then tries to find the criminals. In the process he goes "under cover" as a waiter and a wrestler. Clues suggest the villain is Gullip’s own boss.
- George Formby as George Gullip
- Googie Withers as Mary Brown
- Gus McNaughton as Bill Pike
- Garry Marsh as A.G. Brady
- C. Denier Warren as Major Hopkins
- Beatrix Fielden-Kaye as Housekeeper
- Joss Ambler as Lord Redhill
- Ronald Shiner as Bridgewater
- Martita Hunt as Madame Berdi
- Esma Cannon as Maid
- Basil Radford as Guest
- Hal Gordon as Brewery Truck Driver
- James Knight as Brewery Foreman
- Harry Terry as Race Card Seller
- Jack Vyvian as Policeman Playing Cards
- Elsie Wagstaff as Mrs. Hopkins
- TV Guide noted an "enjoyable Formby vehicle" 
- Sky Movies wrote, "the fun is as fast and furious in this incident-packed George Formby romp as in any film he made...Receipts foamed over at box-offices throughout Britain."
- "BFI | Film & TV Database | TROUBLE BREWING (1939)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 2009-04-16. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
- Wood p.99
- "Trouble Brewing Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
- "Trouble Brewing - Sky Movies HD". Skymovies.sky.com. 2003-11-06. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
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- Perry, George. Forever Ealing. Pavilion Books, 1994.
- Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
- Trouble Brewing at AllMovie
- Trouble Brewing (1939 film) at the BFI Film & TV Database
- Trouble Brewing at the Internet Movie Database
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