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Shop Spoiled (1954)

The Crowded Day (original title)
One day in the lives and loves of the staff in a large department store.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Rice ...
Mrs. Morgan
Patricia Marmont ...
Sonia Holm ...
Mrs. Jones
Marianne Stone ...
Mr. Stanton's Secretary
Dandy Nichols ...
Mr. Bunting
Cyril Raymond ...
Philip Stanton
Mr. Christopher


One day in the lives and loves of the staff in a large department store.

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October 1954 (UK)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: The events and characters portrayed in this picture are wholly fictitious. See more »


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Memories of when I was 8 years old
17 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

Yes I was just starting my junior education in 1954 and it was the year we fist owned a Murphy TV one channel (BBC only) and a refrigerator.Britain was just getting onto her feet again after WWII and we still endured rationing.This is a film very much directed at us British audiences and the references made in the film will chime with many of us UK citizens of a certain age.The other reviewers have noted the well known cavalcade cast of British actors & actresses from the lead (John Gregson of "Genevieve" fame 1953) to the slightly lesser known Dandy Nichols ("Till Death Do Us Part") 1960s TV comedy with the late Warren Mitchell, to the Barbara "Windsoresque" Vera Day - a temporary secretary in ("I was Monty's Double") with John Mills & Clifton James (1955} and Michael Goodliffe (Thomas Andrews in A Night to Remember 1958) not forgetting Richard Wattis (Sykes 1970s TV comedy)etc etc.

Yes the departmental store concept is changing from its traditional concept, indeed I read only yesterday that John Lewis Stores plc. is investing £250,000,000 in building up its internet sales division which is gradually overtaking its store led sales.How times have changed over 61 years!For someone of my vintage years this will be a trip down memory lane remembering shopping trips with your mother buying school uniforms.Enjoyable, my rating 7/10

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