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Much Too Shy

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1942
  • Marcel Varnel
  • 88 mins
  • PG

Summary

An artist who can only depict faces asks fellow painters to finish his work - accidentally creating nude images of famous women. Comedy, with George Formby and Kathleen Harrison

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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George AndyGeorge Formby
Amelia PeabodyKathleen Harrison
Lady DriscollHilda Bayley
Jackie SomersEileen Bennett
Sir George DriscollJoss Ambler
JimmyJimmy Clitheroe

Crew

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DirectorMarcel Varnel

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Released on
1942-10-12
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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