WriterAnthony Kimmins, Austin Melford Release date1937 CastGeorge Formby (George Green), Kay Walsh (Joan Allen), Guy Middleton (Hector Kent), Gus McNaughton (Tom), Edmund Breon (Sir Augustus Marks), George Benson (Ernie Gill) Similar moviesSouthpaw, Creed, Pulp Fiction, The Boy Next Door, Rocky V, Rocky
George formby keep fit
Keep Fit is a 1937 British comedy film directed by Anthony Kimmins and starring George Formby, Kay Walsh and Guy Middleton. Formby was at his British top box-office peak when this comedy was made.
George Formby again plays his working class underdog, gormless, gullible, indefatigable and triumphant hero. A weakling, Formby's character overcomes obstacles to beat a corrupt rival in the boxing ring. He plays a scrawny barber's assistant who, in response to the keep fit fad sweeping through Britain at the time, dreams of a better physique, and sings of it in the catchy "Biceps, Muscle and Brawn". He falls in love with a beautiful manicurist, and competes for her affections with a muscle bound thug. The manicurist is more attracted to the brute until the barber can prove that he is a crook, and defeat him in the boxing ring.
George Formby as George Freen
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
Hal Walters as Racing Tough
C. Denier Warren as Editor
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
According to Sky Movies "it's a bouncy, confidently made comedy that's fun throughout and pretty hilarious in its boxing-ring conclusion".