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


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.


  • 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

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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.


  • Theatrical Trailer
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Keep Fit Blu-ray Review

Popcorn Cinema Rating: Keep Fit (1937)




Keep Fit (1937) Film Trailer / Clip

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

Keep Fit (1937) 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…

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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

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  • Extras


An amusing George Formby comedy


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


  • George Formby can be a bit like marmite