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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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12 January 1955 (USA)  »

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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Soundtracks

Won't You Buy My Pretty Lemons
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Arranged by Philip Martell
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One of my childhood favorites
13 February 2002 | by (North Yorkshire) – See all my reviews

I saw this on UK TV today for the first time in many years and was reminded of the great enjoyment that Norman Wisdom has always provided. This movie now seems very dated and full of the flavour of early 50's Britain.

I'll always remember the 'pill swallowing' sequence and we always used it as a joke with our own kids when they had to take pills and struggled.

Seeing it again I became aware of a number of throw-away lines with sexual connotations that now seem quite modern.

The movie is firmly rooted in the British class system - but here the 'common' working man takes the p*** out of all the establishment figures and institiutions AND wins good in the end AND gets his girl.

No wonder Norman Wisdom was such a hero in Russia and Albania (apparently)!

See this movie if you haven't already .. enjoy it for what it is and what it represented.


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