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Trouble in Store (1953)

 -  Comedy  -  12 January 1955 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Norman
Moira Lister ...
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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Also Known As:

Le roi de la pagaille  »

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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 »

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Soundtracks

I want to put on record that I love you
Lyric, David Arkell
Music, Mischa Spoliansky (as Spoliansky)
Performed by Norman Wisdom and Lana Morris (uncredited)
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"Makes you good to feel alive"
29 June 2008 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

It's often said you have to be English to understand Norman Wisdom's humour – Albanians would probably agree, the same as Russians would've done about George Formby. The fact is he's always appealed to certain parts of the population, usually kids or people with defiantly unsophisticated humour like me. In his films I cringe at the obligatory mawkish bad bits but overall have always got more out than I put in, apart from his last.

This was his first big effort: he plays lowly Norman in the stockroom at a big department store under the control of new broom Jerry Desmonde and intent on winning the love of the girl on the record counter. There's various adventures along the way, many firings and re-hirings and a tiny sub-plot involving a gang of what turned out to be extremely cartoony robbers, but basically it's a one man show. However if you already know that Norman isn't your bag, try this one solely for the beautiful performances by the ever frothing Desmonde up against Wisdom for the first time, and regal Margaret Rutherford as an expert shoplifter in a fantastic feathered hat. Favourite bits: the smashing window dressing scene; Norman's first explosive encounter with Desmonde; the climactic violent gunfight in front of an audience. Norman's most famous song is here too: Don't Laugh At Me 'Cause I'm A Fool; in 2008 UK BBC broadcast an otherwise interesting programme on him at 92 years old with Alzheimer's disease setting in with that precise aim in mind. I do hope no one takes the mickey out of those particular sensitive documentary makers if they ever get old and in the way too.

Recommended as I've always liked Norman's films - to a point - but then again maybe my funny bone froze at age 11.


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