Turned Out Nice Again

Turned Out Nice Again is a 1941 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Lancashire-born George Formby.

Turned Out Nice Again
Screenshot of George Formby, Peggy Bryan and Elliott Mason
Directed byMarcel Varnel
Produced byMichael Balcon & Basil Dearden
Written by(screenplay) Basil Dearden, John Dighton, Austin Melford
StarringGeorge Formby
Music by
Distributed by
Release date
30 June 1941[1]
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Made at Ealing Studios, Turned Out Nice Again premiered at the London Pavilion Cinema on 30 June 1941.[1]


George Pearson, an employee at an underwear factory, is caught between his modern wife and his meddling mother. After buying a special yarn and getting his wife to promote it, he has an argument with his boss, Mr Dawson who insults Pearson's wife and refuses to apologise. Pearson then resigns. After finding out that the yarn is actually worth a fair amount, Mr Dawson tries to buy it from Pearson but he has some competition.[2]

Cast list


The songs performed by Formby in the film are:[3][lower-alpha 1]

  • "Auntie Maggies Remedy" (Formby/Latta)
  • "You Can't Go Wrong In These" (MacDougal)
  • "The Emperor Of Lancashire" (MacDougal)
  • "You're Everything To Me" (MacDougal)



  1. Formby's song "Turned Out Nice Again" does not feature in the film.


  1. Turned Out Nice Again
  2. "Turned Out Nice Again (1941)". BFI screenonline. British Film Institute. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  3. "Turned Out Nice Again". The George Formby Society. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
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