South American George

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South American George
"South American George" (1941).jpg
Swedish theatrical poster
Directed by Marcel Varnel
Produced by Ben Henry
Marcel Varnel
Written by Leslie Arliss
Norman Lee
Austin Melford (Additional dialogue)
Starring George Formby
Linden Travers
Enid Stamp-Taylor
Felix Aylmer
Music by Harry Bidgood
Cinematography Arthur Crabtree
Edited by Edward B. Jarvis
Columbia British Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures Corporation
Release date
27 December 1941 (UK)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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]

TV Guide wrote, "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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