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Release Date:
12 January 1955 (USA) See more »
Norman is working in the stock room of a large London department store, but he has ambition (doesn't he always !!)... See more » | Add synopsis »
Won BAFTA Film Award. See more »
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Ronan O'Casey obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 10 May 2012, 2:19 AM, PDT)

Sir Norman Wisdom obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 5 October 2010, 10:25 AM, PDT)

Sir Norman Wisdom obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 5 October 2010, 10:25 AM, PDT)

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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Norman Wisdom ... 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 ... Master of ceremonies
John Warwick ... Robson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hamlyn Benson ... Mark (uncredited)
Esma Cannon ... Lady Customer In Park Cafe (uncredited)
Stringer Davis ... Shop Assistant (uncredited)
Roddy Hughes ... Taffy (Doorman At Staff Entrance) (uncredited)
Perlita Neilson ... Mabel (uncredited)
Philip Ray ... Girls' Hostel Caretaker (uncredited)
Ian Wilson ... Onlooker (uncredited)

Directed by
John Paddy Carstairs 
Writing credits
John Paddy Carstairs (screenplay) &
Maurice Cowan (screenplay) and
Ted Willis (screenplay)

Jill Craigie  uncredited

Produced by
Maurice Cowan .... producer
Earl St. John .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mischa Spoliansky 
Cinematography by
Ernest Steward (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Geoffrey Foot 
Peter Seabourne 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr. (uncredited)
Art Direction by
John Gow 
Alex Vetchinsky  (as A. Vetchinsky)
Makeup Department
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist (as Fred Williamson)
Production Management
Denis Holt .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pat Marsden .... assistant director
Rory Gowans .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Dickie Bamber .... dressing props (uncredited)
Sound Department
A. Charles Knott .... sound recordist (as Charles Knott)
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist
Harry Miller .... sound editor
Bill Daniels .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
C. Le Mesurier .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Archie Ludski .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Kevin Sutton .... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
Pat Wheeler .... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
H.A.R. Thomson .... camera operator
Harry Gillard .... still photographer (uncredited)
Marc Hyams .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Cornel Lucas .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne Caffin .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Jack Bygrave .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical director
Malcolm Lockyer .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Arthur Alcott .... production controller: Pinewood Studios, London, England
Kathleen Hosgood .... continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: Miss Bacon glues three stickers to a suitcase, and walks away with four on it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Andantino in D FlatSee more »


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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of my childhood favorites, 13 February 2002
Author: bernie-81 from North Yorkshire

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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