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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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Norman Truscott
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Dymphna Dobson
Richard Wattis ...
Dr. Chatterway
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Harold Franklin
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Birkett
Sydney Tafler ...
Pendlebury
Fenella Fielding ...
Lady Finchington
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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 <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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25 December 1959 (Ireland)  »

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When Norman is receiving tuition from Miss Dobson (Hattie Jacques), and Judy is giving a piano lesson to a young boy, the boy is Norman Wisdom's real life son Nick. She also gives a lesson to another child, later in the film. This child is also Norman's real life sibling, his daughter, Jacqui. See more »

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Quite funny
24 February 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Norman Wisdom plays a labourer who is also a big fan of singer Vernon Carew. He sees Carew perform live, and manages to annoy the singer from his place in the crowd more than once. The final straw comes when Norman stands up and is singing Carew's famous song, trying to get the crowd properly excited (Carew's stardom is definitely waning) - but what comes to pass is that some head honchos hear Norman's wonderful voice, singing Vernon's song, and get the idea for Norman to dub for Vernon on his up and coming record. The general idea is quite similar to that which was used in Singin' In The Rain, but Follow A Star is not quite that good a movie. Still, it is quite good, and the music isn't bad. 7 out of 10.


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