I recently got a couple of George Formby collections from the UK. They have 14 films between them and they all came out in the 1930's and 1940s. The cost was about 30 bucks for the pair. That's only about 2 bucks a movie. I'd seen 2 or 3 of George's 22 movies. I liked his comedy and even a bit of his singing. George's first movie was in 1915 when he was only eleven. His last was in 1957 and he died in 1961 at the age of 56.
George Formby is a comedian, singer and ukulele player. He also plays the banjolele. That's one on the DVD cover on the left above. The other one is a ukulele. The banjolele was developed for the music halls when musicians wanted a louder instrument. In one of PG Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster stories Jeeves threatens to quit if Bertie takes up the banjolele. He was inducted in the Ukulele Hall Of Fame in 2004. His father was also star in the British Musical Halls.
George was pretty darn popular in the 1930s and 1940s, at one time he was the UK's highest paid entertainer. His popularity faded in the 1950s and he didn't get as much work.
I started with George's 1936 movie No Limit. George thinks he can win the Isle Of Man TT races. He's built his own bike, he's mooched money from his grandfather but the old man doesn't know, and he's meet a nice lady. He gets to the races and does a bit of crime solving, mostly by accident.
It's nice and light hearted, there's some good number of jokes, funny blather, and some slapstick. I'd actually heard about the TT races on The Grand Tour. That reminds me to go watch that too.