Much Too Shy

Much Too Shy

Marcel Varnel (1942)

88min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Although he was still Britain's biggest box office attraction, George Formby was already showing signs of the novelty fatigue that would result in the collapse of his screen career four years later. Too bashful to paint anything below the neck, he gets into hot water when his portraits of three village matrons end up in a soap advertisement attached to nude torsos. The cheeky wit that informed so many of Formby's songs is to the fore in this contrived comedy, but the storyline about the handyman with aspirations to become an artist simply isn't strong enough to sustain so much smutty innuendo.

Cast & Crew

George Andy George Formby
Amelia Peabody Kathleen Harrison
Lady Driscoll Hilda Bayley
Jackie Somers Eileen Bennett
Sir George Driscoll Joss Ambler
Jimmy Jimmy Clitheroe
Director Marcel Varnel
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdAvailable on: DVD