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Up in the World (1956)

 -  Comedy  -  8 April 1957 (Sweden)
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Norman is a window cleaner who has to clean a manor house with hundreds of windows. He is distracted by the son of the house who persuades him to go into town. When some villains try and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Norman
Maureen Swanson ...
Jeannie Andrews
Jerry Desmonde ...
Maj. Willoughby
Michael Caridia ...
Sir Reginald
Colin Gordon ...
Fletcher Hethrington
Ambrosine Phillpotts ...
Lady Banderville
Michael Ward ...
Maurice
Jill Dixon ...
Sylvia
Edwin Styles ...
Conjuror
Hy Hazell ...
Yvonne
William Lucas ...
Mick Bellman
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Wilson
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Harper
Michael Brennan ...
Prison Warder
Eddie Leslie ...
Max
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Norman is a window cleaner who has to clean a manor house with hundreds of windows. He is distracted by the son of the house who persuades him to go into town. When some villains try and kidnap the young heir Norman fights them off but the heir has banged his head and can't remember Norman's heroic stand. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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8 April 1957 (Sweden)  »

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Esta perra vida  »

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Norman: No, no, no, no. Beat it up. Whisk it. Give it the old in the groove stuff. Hip dop day - hip dop a dippa-day hey whoa. Go on. Go on, hit it! C'mon everybody, frenzify yourselves! Hee hee! Go on, then; brilliant. Hey! Whose is this lot?
Maurice: Those
[drums]
Maurice: are my nephew's.
Norman: A-dee dee dee come on then keep goin' on a rhythm one two three it's a rock and roll, rock and roll! Wang wang, that's it, hee hee, run and run, hoo hoo; nearly fell over there! Dippety-doo! Come on snake hips, have a go! Hoo hoo. ...
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By Philip Green and Marcel Stellman
Performed by The White Cockatoo Chorus (uncredited)
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Enjoyable
3 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another "fish out of water" Norman Wisdom comedy, where he plays a window cleaner at a lavish, huge country estate. He is the new target of the mischievous child Sir Reginald and generally causes havoc with the other people. There is a sub plot about kidnapping Sir Reginald, something that his family always seems frightened about. Norman eventually agrees to take Sir Reggie to London to a nightclub to see a magician. Norman even wreaks havoc there. Norman Wisdom is a good physical comedian and he plays this role rather well. In this film he is the star, with his pratfalls and sight gags. There is a love interest but thats very secondary to Norman's mishaps. If you like Norman Wisdom, slapstick comedy, British comedy or just plain silliness, you should watch this as well as other Norman Wisdom comedies. It doesn't hurt to laugh.


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