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Trouble in Store (1953)

Norman is working in the stock room of a large London department store, but he has ambition (doesn't he always !!), he wants to be a window dresser making up the public displays. Whilst ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Norman
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Peggy Drew
Megs Jenkins ...
Miss Gibson
Jerry Desmonde ...
Augustus Freeman
Margaret Rutherford ...
Miss Bacon
Lana Morris ...
Sally Wilson
Eddie Leslie ...
Bill
Michael Brennan ...
Davis
Michael Ward ...
Wilbur
Joan Ingram ...
Miss Denby
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Alf
Ronan O'Casey ...
Eddie
Derek Bond ...
Gerald
Joan Sims ...
Edna
John Warren ...
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Norman is working in the stock room of a large London department store, but he has ambition (doesn't he always !!), he wants to be a window dresser making up the public displays. Whilst trying to fulfill his ambition, he falls in love (doesn't he always !!), with one of the shopgirls. Together they discover a plot to rob the store and, somehow, manage to foil the robbers. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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12 January 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le roi de la pagaille  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jill Craigie, who wrote the first draft of the script, is reported to have asked for her name to be removed from the credits after learning of Norman Wisdom's involvement. See more »

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Miss Bacon glues three stickers to a suitcase, and walks away with four on it. See more »


Soundtracks

Don't laugh at me 'cos I'm a fool
Words & Music, Norman Wisdom & June Tremayne
Performed by Norman Wisdom (uncredited)
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A Lot Of Fun
1 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a comedy starring Norman Wisdom as a bumbling stock person in Burridge's, the big London department store. This is a slapstick comedy with heart. He really likes Sally, a salesclerk played by the sweet looking Lana Morris. There are many rich characters in this film, such as Moira Lister playing supervisor Peggy Drew (Miss Srew, if you don't mind!) and the comic icon Margaret Rutherford playing a crafty shoplifter. The Jerry Lewis film "Who's Minding The Store?" borrowed some elements of this film, but this film is better. It is more engaging and involves great sight gags, such as the big sale with thousands of marauding shoppers and Norman trying to catch Sally to give her her purse while on roller skates. No need to go into the central plot, it doesn't matter. This is a fun comedy from the great Norman Wisdom. I recommend this. In these crazy times you need a laugh and this film gives you some.


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