Watch George Formby Perform ‘When I’m Cleaning Windows’ in the 1936 Film ‘Keep Your Seats, Please’

This week’s Throwback Thursday goes way, way back to the 1936 film Keep Your Seats, Please, which stars English ukulele player and comedian George Formby.


In this high-quality clip (which I searched YouTube to find), Formby serenades his leading lady with the delightful tune “When I’m Cleaning Windows.” The BBC considered the song too racy for radio play, but it became a hit all the same, and eventually the BBC caved to pressure and played it.