• Comedy
  • Rated:
  • Director: John Paddy Carstairs
  • Writer: Basil Dearden, Roger Macdougall, Austin Melford
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Spare a Copper is a 1940 British, black-and-white, musical comedy war film, directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring George Formby, Dorothy Hyson and Bernard Lee. It was produced by Associated Talking Pictures. It is also known as Call a Cop. The film features the songs, "I'm The Ukulele Man", "On The Beat", "I Wish I Was Back On The Farm" and "I'm Shy". Beryl Reid makes her film debut in an uncredited role, while Ronald Shiner appears similarly uncredited, in the role of the Piano Mover and Tuner. Working on the film as associate producer and writer, this was an early assignment for director Basil Dearden: "it was relatively easy to fit the Formby films into the new demands thrown up by the war: whereas George had typically had to overcome rogues and villains in his 1930s films, these were now simply replaced by spies and saboteurs."
  • Comedy
  • Rated:
  • Director: John Paddy Carstairs
  • Writer: Basil Dearden, Roger Macdougall, Austin Melford

  • George Formby
    Dorothy Hyson
    George Merritt
    Bernard Lee
    John Warwick
    Bryan Herbert
    Warburton Gamble
    John Turnbull
    James Woodburn
    Eliot Makeham
    Ellen Pollock
    Charles Carson
    Aubrey Mallalieu
    Edward Lexy
    Grace Arnold

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  • (1941)

  • Comedy
  • Rated:
  • Director: John Paddy Carstairs
  • Writer: Basil Dearden, Roger Macdougall, Austin Melford
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Synopsis

Spare a Copper is a 1940 British, black-and-white, musical comedy war film, directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring George Formby, Dorothy Hyson and Bernard Lee. It was produced by Associated Talking Pictures. It is also known as Call a Cop. The film features the songs, "I'm The Ukulele Man", "On The Beat", "I Wish I Was Back On The Farm" and "I'm Shy". Beryl Reid makes her film debut in an uncredited role, while Ronald Shiner appears similarly uncredited, in the role of the Piano Mover and Tuner. Working on the film as associate producer and writer, this was an early assignment for director Basil Dearden: "it was relatively easy to fit the Formby films into the new demands thrown up by the war: whereas George had typically had to overcome rogues and villains in his 1930s films, these were now simply replaced by spies and saboteurs."

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  • George Formby
    Dorothy Hyson
    George Merritt
    Bernard Lee
    John Warwick
    Bryan Herbert
    Warburton Gamble
    John Turnbull
    James Woodburn
    Eliot Makeham
    Ellen Pollock
    Charles Carson
    Aubrey Mallalieu
    Edward Lexy
    Grace Arnold