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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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Good Old Fashioned Family Movie
6 September 2001 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Norman Wisdom may not be a household name in North America, but he certainly was one in Europe & Asia during the height of his career in the '50s & the '60s. "One Good Turn" is a funny, clean cut family comedy that you can watch with your kids without having to have the remote handy to press the forward button during the inappropriate sections which nowadays is all over so called family movies. Norman is charming, honest & utterly funny in his movies. A likable character that kids and adults alike can relate to. "One Good Turn" is a funny movie with many clever slapstick sequences (check out the orchestra conductor sequence for just one example) that have not lost their charms. Norman Wisdom movies have been hard to find here in North America but recently WHAM! USA label has put out a whole bunch of them out (sadly on VHS only so far). Get them while they're still around. You won't be disappointed!


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