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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 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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Up in the World
By Norman Wisdom
Performed by Norman Wisdom (uncredited)
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One of my favourite Norman Wisdom films
1 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I quite like Norman Wisdom, there is something very endearing about him, not just because he's funny but there's his wide eyed innocence and naivety that is really quite infectious. These infectious traits are put to perfect use here, as Wisdom is on top form in a very funny and sweet performance with one of his most likable characters. The slapstick comedy which involves ladders and broken windows is standard and perhaps not that original, but I for one find it amusing and memorable. Up in the World also has a more solid plot than most Wisdom films, and the football match is one of my favourite scenes of the film. The part where he breaks into song is quite sweet, I think Wisdom has quite a nice singing voice. It isn't only funny though, the scenes with Michael Caridia(who is quite good) and the hamster are quite sentimental in a touching way. Up in the World looks lovely with the sets and photography striking, the dialogue sparkles, the pace is snappy, the direction is good and the music has just the right dose of quirkiness. All in all, a very nice film and one of my favourites of a talented and pleasurable entertainer such as Norman Wisdom. 8.5/10 Bethany Cox


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