Norman works in a jewellers workshop and fantasises (in the nicest way) about meeting the window dresser across the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a diamond pendant but ... See full summary »
Norman works in a jewellers workshop and fantasises (in the nicest way) about meeting the window dresser across the road from his workshop. He wants to buy her a diamond pendant but calculates it will take him over 100 years to save up for it. He is talked into betting a pound on a six horse accumulator at the Goodwood races with a slightly shady bookmaker. When he has won on the first five races, the bookie owes him over 16,000 pounds and everyone begins to worry. Everyone's future depends on a single race ... what can be done ? Written by
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When Norman goes to the coffee shop, the bun and tea cup disappears and reappears in between shots and they switch places in between every shot before Miss Daviot arrives. See more »
Well, shall I go and get the tea now then?
Tea? We don't have tea till half three. Half an hour to go yet.
I thought, you know, perhaps you might like it early today, cos it being so hot and all that, and on account of the heat making us all so parched and everything. Nothing like a nice hot cup of tea to unparch it is there? You imagine it: all running round your mouth inside and then it goes down to your throat and then it gives you all that lovely feeling inside your stomach. You imagine it ...
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Norman is on top form with this splendid tale of the turf. Dreaming of the shop girl he sees each day, Norman borrows a pound from his Mum and backs a six horse accumulator. Against the odds, each horse keeps winning and an increasingly excited Norman dreams of riches. There are delightful cameos from Leslie Phillips and Margaret Rutherford (bathing a chimp!?) and see if you can spot the uncredited Stringer Davis. This is one of Normans best films simply because it has all of the ingredients. The scenes when he is 'drunk' on chloroform gas are priceless.
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