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One Good Turn (1955)

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Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty property ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Norman
Joan Rice ...
Iris
Shirley Abicair ...
Mary
Thora Hird ...
Cook
William Russell ...
Alec Bigley
Joan Ingram ...
Matron Sparrow
Richard Caldicot ...
Mr. Bigley
Marjorie Fender ...
Tuppeny
Keith Gilman ...
Jimmy
Noel Howlett ...
Jeweller
David Hurst ...
Professor Dofee
Harold Kasket ...
Ivor Petrovitch
Ricky McCullough ...
Gunner Mac (as Ricky Mc Cullough)
Anthony Green ...
Martin (as Antony Green)
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Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty property developer (boo hiss) who is also the chairman of the orphanage board wants to close the orphanage and build a factory on the site. The children are sent to Brighton for the day and Norman is very excited because he's "Never seen the Sea". When they get back they discover the plan to close the orphanage and have to decide what to do. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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A Riotous Round of Fun!

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17 February 1955 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Kacagó kocogó, avagy Pitkin visszatér a moziba  »

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The first feature film of Percy Herbert. See more »

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I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside
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Probably the best of Wisdom's films.
13 April 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Probably the best of Norman Wisdom's films. Some extremely funny and clever scenes are seen in this work. For example, Wisdom fools around in a railway carriage in front of some very 'English' stuffed shirts. Also,(in one of the funniest scenes I have seen in any film) he stands in front of an orchestra waving a candy floss stick. The orchestra plays accordingly! There are some sentimental scenes also, which some viewers may find hard to take (as in all Wisdom's films). But, on the whole, a very funny film guaranteed to cheer you up when you are feeling down.


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