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Follow a Star (1959)

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Norman Truscott is a store worker who dreams of stardom. Vernon Carew is a singer who's star is fading. Vernon manages to get a recording of Norman singing and passes it off as himself.



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Complete credited cast:
Norman Truscott
June Laverick ...
Jerry Desmonde ...
Vernon Carew
Hattie Jacques ...
Dymphna Dobson
Richard Wattis ...
Dr. Chatterway
Eddie Leslie ...
Harold Franklin
Sydney Tafler ...
Fenella Fielding ...
Lady Finchington
Charles Heslop ...
The General
Joe Melia ...
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Norman Truscott is a store worker who dreams of stardom. Vernon Carew is a singer who's star is fading. Vernon manages to get a recording of Norman singing and passes it off as himself. Written by Steve Crook <>

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Do laugh because hes a fool!.
25 March 2004 | by (scunthorpe,england) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful film this is,probably normans best,it has all the hallmarks of mr wisdom from the sad lonely fool to the mad fool!to the sentimental romantic fool that norman pulls off with such natural ease,the plot is good about an ageing pop star played by jerry desmonde trying to revive his flagging career,finds norman, hears his voice and decides to steal it.Hattie Jacques is brilliant as normans vocal teacher but Jerry Desmonde is outstanding in this film,especially when he sings the bath song contorting his body like elvis gone mad!it kept my interest from start to finish.The only slight thing that niggles sometimes, norman very occasionally acts a little too silly where it stops being funny and a little cringing,eg-when hes rolling about on the psychiatrist floor,but normally its kept to the right level.The song 'follow a star'is a enchanting song with a melody that grows on you,incidentally norman wrote this and other songs in this film which further enhances his considerable talents,if you like good comedy,good music and norman wisdom,then this the film to watch.

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