I Didn't Do It (film)

I Didn't Do It is a 1945 British comedy crime film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring George Formby, Dennis Wyndham and Carl Jaffe. Formby's songs include: "She's Got Two Of Everything"' (Cunningham/Towers), "'I'd Like A Dream Like That'" (Formby/Cliffe), and "The Daring Young Man"' (Formby/Cliffe).[1] Because of a realistic murder scene, the film was granted a British 'A' certificate, ensuring no one under the age of 16 would be admitted to the cinema unless accompanied by an adult.[1]

I Didn't Do It
Directed byMarcel Varnel
Produced byMarcel Varnel
Written byStephen Black
Peter Fraser
Norman Lee
Michael Vaughan
Howard Irving Young
StarringGeorge Formby
Music byHarry Bidgood
CinematographyRoy Fogwell
Edited byDouglas Robertson
Distributed byColumbia Pictures (UK)
Release date
6 August 1945 (UK)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A man named George Trotter staying at a theatrical boarding house is framed for a murder.[2]


Critical reception

Halliwell's Film Guide comments that it is "one of the star's last vehicles, not too bad at all, but without the sweet smell of success";[1] while TV Guide gave the film two out of four stars, and noted, "Five screenwriters collaborated on the script, churning out a lively, witty programmer".[3]


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