South American George

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South American George
"South American George" (1941).jpg
Swedish theatrical poster
Directed byMarcel Varnel
Produced byBen Henry
Marcel Varnel
Written byLeslie Arliss
Norman Lee
Austin Melford (Additional dialogue)
StarringGeorge Formby
Linden Travers
Enid Stamp-Taylor
Felix Aylmer
Music byHarry Bidgood
CinematographyArthur Crabtree
Edited byEdward B. Jarvis
Columbia British Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures Corporation
Release date
27 December 1941 (UK)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

South American George is a 1941 British, black-and-white, comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring George Formby in a dual role, Linden Travers, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Felix Aylmer, Ronald Shiner as Swifty, Mavis Villiers and Herbert Lomas.[1] It was produced by Columbia (British) Productions.


A press agent hurries to bring in a substitute after a South American opera star flops. A lookalike takes over from the tenor, but chaos ensues when the bogus singer finds himself hunted by paid assassins.[2][3]


Critical reception[edit]

According to TV Guide, "Formby's comic talents give the unlikely story a few fun moments, though the film is for the most part a hit-and-miss effort".[4]


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  2. ^ "South American George (1941)". AllMovie. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  3. ^ "South American George SOUTH AMERICAN GEORGE (1941)". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  4. ^ "South American George Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for South American George |". Retrieved 22 February 2014.

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