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Language  English
Director  Arthur Mertz
Country  United Kingdom
Off the Dole movie poster
Release date  September 1935

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Off the Dole is a 1935 British film starring George Formby. Formby appeared as John Willie, a stage character originally developed by his father, George Formby, Sr.; Beryl Formby, Formby Jnr's wife, also appeared in the film.

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Off the Dole movie scenes The jobcentre queue become an iconic moment in the Full Monty film as the jobless

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Plot

John Willie has his dole money denied him for moonlighting and not trying to find work. His uncle asks him to take over his detective agency.

Cast

  • George Formby as John Willie
  • Beryl Formby as Grace, Charm and Ability
  • Constance Shotter as Irene
  • Dan Crisp as The Inimitable Dude
  • James Plant as Crisp and Debonaire
  • Stan Pell as The Most Inoffensive Parson
  • Stan Little as Little Jack
  • Tully Comber as Measured for his Part
  • Clifford McLaglen as A Villain and Proud of It
  • Wally Patch as Revels in his Part
  • Background/production

    Off the Dole cost £3,000 to make, and earned £80,000 at the box office. As with Formy's previous film, Boots! Boots! (1934), the film was in a revue format, and also showed Formby in the role of John Willie; Beryl was his co-star. According to Formby's biographer, the cultural historian Jeffrey Richards, the two films "are an invaluable record of the pre-cinematic Formby at work".

    References

    Off the Dole Wikipedia


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