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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Rice ...
Peggy
Josephine Griffin ...
Yvonne
Freda Jackson ...
Mrs. Morgan
Patricia Marmont ...
Eve
Patricia Plunkett ...
Alice
Sonia Holm ...
Moira
Vera Day ...
Suzy
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Maggie
Joan Hickson ...
Mrs. Jones
Marianne Stone ...
Mr. Stanton's Secretary
Dandy Nichols ...
Charwoman
John Gregson ...
Leslie
Edward Chapman ...
Mr. Bunting
Cyril Raymond ...
Philip Stanton
Richard Wattis ...
Mr. Christopher
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One day in the lives and loves of the staff in a large department store.

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Shop Spoiled  »

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The house that the pregnant Yvonne visits to try to locate her boyfriend is known as Tower House. It still stands in Melbury Rd, Holland Park, London W14. It was bought by actor Richard Harris for £75000 in 1968 who sold it to musician Jimmy Page in 1972. See more »

Quotes

Yvonne Pascoe: I'm going to have his baby.
Mrs. Blayburn: You little slut!
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Featured in Benefits Britain 1949: Episode #1.2 (2013) See more »

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Familiar Type of Fifties Film
29 January 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

For some reason in the 1950s films that were based on a day in the life of an institution were very popular.This allowed a number of stories to be crammed into 80 or so minutes.Most of this film could be described as romantic comedy with the exception of one story which quite frankly feels rather out of place.John Gregson is the main star and is quite good as the salesman who seems able to bluff his way to a good job.Vera Day seems to be a prototype Barbara Windsor.She is no great actress but has a winning way about her and her scenes with Sidney Tafler are quite funny.However a rather gloomy note is struck by the story of the shopgirl who is going to have a baby but cannot locate the father and who contemplates suicide.Shows how attitudes have changed.In the end she is literally chased into a church by a would be rapist.An interesting look at life in the fifties.


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