Off The Dole

  • 1935
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Unable to hang onto a job for various reasons, Formby becomes a detective after inheriting his late uncle's investigation business. Though wholly unsuited for the job, Formby throws himself into the work and catches McLaglen, a big-time crook who's evaded the cops for years. Cute comedy that marked a turning point in Formby's career. This was the second...read more

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Unable to hang onto a job for various reasons, Formby becomes a detective after inheriting his late uncle's investigation business. Though wholly unsuited for the job, Formby throws himself into the work and catches McLaglen, a big-time crook who's evaded the cops for years. Cute comedy

that marked a turning point in Formby's career. This was the second Manchester-based effort for Formby, a Lancashire lad who afterwards forsook the north of England for the bright lights of London's soundstages. Portions of OFF THE DOLE later appeared in several British compilation films.

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