Josef’s movie roles
These scenes are from one of the films Josef made for the
small independent Mancunian Films, based in Manchester.
His popularity as an entertainer ensured he was always
given a song or two to sing. In Holidays with Pay (appearing
with Frank Randle and Tessie O'Shea) he had simply a stroll-
on part as an entertainer.
But in What a Carry On, he had a starring role, opposite big-
name comics Jewell and Walliss.He plays a Sgt. Major
whose life is made a misery by inept Army recruits. There's a
sub-plot involving corruption, and Jo gets to sing at a
reception. It's a typical low-budget slapstick romp, but his
presence adds a lot of interest.