Get Cracking (1943)

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George Formby joins the home guard.



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31 October 2017 | boblipton
| Our George Joins Another Branch of the Service
George Formby joins the Home Guard and vows to defend Minor Wallop in Lancashire from the enemy -- Major Wallop in Lancashire. This quickly evolves into the usual mix of stage routines, musical interludes provided by George and some actual bits of plots that the director, Marcel Varnel, lets leak through to the audience when he isn't running comedy bits past them. It was his specialty, after all.

Anyone familiar with the 1960s British TV comedy "Dad's Army" will recognize what is going on here, and will be thoroughly pleased with the rough mixture of silliness and seriousness. Everyone takes what is going on very seriously, except for E.V.H.Emmett, who narrates the beginning of the movies in mock-solemn tones; the erratic nature of supplies for the home guard and presence of evacuees hints at the self-proclaimed tough-minded nature of the Lancashire lads and lassies that Our George represented.

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