3 Documentary Videos about the wartime superstar

VHS PAL System Videos



FORMBY'S FAREWELL

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FORMBY'S FAREWELL 40 mins

This was a specially-filmed live show in December 1960, just 10 weeks before George died at the age of 56. It was a virtuoso performance, (with full orchestra) as George chats freely about private life. He also pays tribute to his father and gives thanks to his wife, Beryl and his countless fans.

Featuring: IT SERVES YOU RIGHT; DOWN THE OLD COAL HOLE; SWIM LITTLE FISH; THE HOMES OF THE HOME GUARDS; GOODNIGHT LITTLE FELLOW; SITTING ON THE ICE IN THE ICE RINK; STANDING ON THE CORNER OF THE STREET; WHEN IíM CLEANING WINDOWS; CHINESE LAUNDRY BLUES; LEANING ON A LAMPOST.


LIFE & WARTIMES OF GEORGE FORMBY

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LIFE & WARTIMES OF GEORGE FORMBY 48 mins

Here is an expert assessment of Formbyís life by his friend, actor Gary Marsh. He recalls details of their work and introduces film clips, interviews and songs. We hear from songwriter EDDIE LATTA, impressario BERT LOMAN, producer EMILE LITTLER, comedian TOMMY TRINDER and film maker BASIL DEAN. The video also shows previously unreleased newsreel footage of George in Britain, and entertaining front-line troops in Europe and Africa during WW 2.

Featuring: LEANING ON A LAMPOST; MY LITTLE UKULELE; WITH MY LITTLE STICK OF BLACKPOOL ROCK; GRANDADíS FLANNELETTE NIGHTSHIRT; GUARDING THE HOMES OF THE HOME GUARDS; WHEN IíM CLEANING WINDOWS; ORDINARY PEOPLE; CHINESE LAUNDRY BLUES & more



UKULELE MAN

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UKULELE MAN 52 mins

This affectionate tribute was made in 1971 & was narrated by Eddie Waring. There are 14 great songs, motorbike & aeroplane stunts, comedy film clips and ďmonkey businessĒ with co-stars Gary Marsh, Kay Walsh, Ronald Shiner and others. It also shows the Formby Society at work and play in Blackpool.

Featuring: IF YOU DONíT WANT THE GOODS; GRANDADíS FLANNELETTE NIGHTSHIRT; WHEN IíM CLEANING WINDOWS; AUNTIE MAGGIEíS REMEDY; RIDING IN THE T.T RACES; MY LITTLE UKULELE; OUR SERGEANT MAJOR (2 versions); BABY; IN MY LITTLE SNAPSHOT ALBUM; MR WUíS A WINDOW CLEANER NOW; OH! DONíT THE WIND BLOW COLD?; BECAUSE IíM SHY; FANLIGHT FANNY; LEANING ON A LAMPOST.

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