South American George
Swedish theatrical poster
Directed byMarcel Varnel
Written by
Produced by
CinematographyArthur Crabtree
Edited byEdward B. Jarvis
Music byHarry Bidgood
Columbia British Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • 27 December 1941 (1941-12-27) (UK)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

South American George is a 1941 British, black-and-white, comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring George Formby in a dual role, Linden Travers, Enid Stamp-Taylor, Felix Aylmer, Ronald Shiner as Swifty, Mavis Villiers and Herbert Lomas.[1] It was produced by Columbia (British) Productions.


A press agent hurries to bring in a substitute after a South American opera star flops. A lookalike takes over from the tenor, but chaos ensues when the bogus singer finds himself hunted by paid assassins.[2][3]


Critical reception

According to TV Guide, "Formby's comic talents give the unlikely story a few fun moments, though the film is for the most part a hit-and-miss effort".[4]


  1. ^ "South American George (1941)". BFI. Archived from the original on 13 February 2018.
  2. ^ "South American George (1941)". AllMovie. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  3. ^ "South American George SOUTH AMERICAN GEORGE (1941)". 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  4. ^ "South American George Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for South American George |". Retrieved 22 February 2014.