Keep Fit Blu-ray Review – 1937 George Formby Comedy – Turned Out Nice Again?

Keep Fit Blu-ray Review

It’s time for my Keep Fit blu-ray review, this 1937 comedy stars George Formby. It came out on blu-ray back in March 2020 released by the Network. Now to be fair I’m not the biggest fan of George Formby but I am happy to give this comedy a look. Let’s be honest I think we all need a good laugh right now!

  • Keep Fit (1937)
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Directed by Anthony Kimmins
  • UK Rating U
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By Network
  • Blu-ray Released: 16 March 2020

Plot

George Green is a barber’s assistant that joins in a keep fit campaign in order to impress the girl of his dreams, manicurist Joan Allen. Unfortunately she’s dating Hector Kent and is unaware that he’s a crook.

Style / Direction

The film is a black and white British film from 1937 directed by Anthony Kimmins. Cinematography is credited to John W. Boyle, Gordon Dines and Ronald Neame.

Music / Audio Effects

The music is provided by Ernest Irving.

Acting / Characters

George Formby is actually as you expect him to be. He’s a silly hapless guy in love and yes his ukulele is present.

Meanwhile Kay Walsh Joan Allen a manicurist provides George’s love interest. In fact I thought she was exceptionally good in role.

Overall the acting is good and of its time.

Cast
  • George Formby as George Green
  • Kay Walsh as Joan Allen
  • Guy Middleton as Hector Kent
  • George Benson as Ernie Gill
  • Gus McNaughton as “Echo” Publicity Manager
  • Evelyn Roberts as Mr Barker
  • Aubrey Mallalieu as Magistrate
  • Edmund Breon as Sir Augustus Marks
  • Hal Gordon as Reporter
  • C. Denier Warren as Editor
  • Hal Walters as Racing Tough
  • Edgar Driver as Boat Hire Owner
  • Leo Franklyn as Racing Tough
  • Robert Nainby as Judge At The Gym
  • Julian Vedey as Hairdressing Dept Head
  • Jack Vyvian as Boat Hire Man
  • D.J. Williams as Editor of The Gazette

Conclusion: Keep Fit (1937) Film Review

Whilst I’m not the biggest George Formby fan Keep Fit (1937) is an amusing watch and well worth a look. I’d much rather watch films like these than the dark gritty depressing dramas and soap operas that litter our screens during lockdown.

Keep Fit Blu-ray Review

If you enjoyed my Keep Fit blu-ray review so far you may want to check out the following films:


Conclusion: Keep Fit Blu-ray Review

The film has been restored by Studiocanal whilst the blu-ray comes from Network. I’ve no real issues with the picture quality. Overall it’s excellent with only a few occasional tiny white marks once in a while.

Extras
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery

On to my movie rating for Keep Fit (1937)

  • Movie Rating: AMUSING
  • Blu-ray Picture: VERY GOOD
  • Extras: OK

Amazon UK Links

Keep Fit (1937) is available now on blu-ray.

Keep Fit Blu-ray Review
amazon

Film Trailer / Clip

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…


Original Trailer

Trailer NOT representative of the blu-ray version

That concludes my Keep Fit blu-ray review, are you a big George Formby fan? Let me know in the comments section below. I’m aiming to review more comedy films soon. What’s next? Check back soon…


Support Physical Media

Join us in supporting physical media by obtaining this film on blu-ray. Remember streaming platforms can add or remove your favourite films at any time. Own it forever and you never need worry again!

i support physical media

Pick up one of our t-shirt designs today via either Teespring or Redbubble.

redbubble

Note: The Amazon links on this page are affiliate / associate links. By buying through the links we may receive a commission for the sale. This has no effect on the price you pay.

Summary: Keep Fit (1937) Blu-ray Review
Keep Fit Blu-ray Review

Movie title: Keep Fit (1937)

Movie description: Barber’s assistant George Green joins a keep fit campaign in order to impress the girl of his dreams, manicurist Joan Allen.

Duration: 82 mins

Director(s): Anthony Kimmins

Actor(s): George Formby, Kay Walsh, Guy Middleton, George Benson, Gus McNaughton, Evelyn Roberts

Genre: Comedy

  • Movie Rating
  • Blu-ray Picture Rating
  • Extras
3.5

Summary

An amusing George Formby comedy

Pros

  • Amusing
  • Fabulous Picture Quality
  • George Formby & Kay Walsh
  • Good Blu-ray Release

Cons

  • George Formby can be a bit like marmite

Leave a Reply