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Trouble in Store (1953)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 12 January 1955 (USA)
Norman is working in the stock room of a large London department store, but he has ambition (doesn't he always !!), he wants to be a window dresser making up the public displays. Whilst ... See full summary »

Writers:

John Paddy Carstairs (screenplay), Maurice Cowan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Wisdom ... Norman
Moira Lister ... Peggy Drew
Megs Jenkins ... Miss Gibson
Jerry Desmonde Jerry Desmonde ... Augustus Freeman
Margaret Rutherford ... Miss Bacon
Lana Morris ... Sally Wilson
Eddie Leslie Eddie Leslie ... Bill
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Davis
Michael Ward Michael Ward ... Wilbur
Joan Ingram Joan Ingram ... Miss Denby
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Alf
Ronan O'Casey ... Eddie
Derek Bond ... Gerald
Joan Sims ... Edna
John Warren John Warren ... Master of ceremonies
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Storyline

Norman is working in the stock room of a large London department store, but he has ambition (doesn't he always !!), he wants to be a window dresser making up the public displays. Whilst trying to fulfill his ambition, he falls in love (doesn't he always !!), with one of the shopgirls. Together they discover a plot to rob the store and, somehow, manage to foil the robbers. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

12 January 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le roi de la pagaille See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Norman Wisdom was 38 in his first major film. See more »

Goofs

The bus being chased by Norman changes from number 88 to number 8, and back again. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Golden Gong (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

There Is a Tavern in the Town
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Traditional
Arranged by Ray Terry
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A Lot Of Fun
1 January 2009 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This is a comedy starring Norman Wisdom as a bumbling stock person in Burridge's, the big London department store. This is a slapstick comedy with heart. He really likes Sally, a salesclerk played by the sweet looking Lana Morris. There are many rich characters in this film, such as Moira Lister playing supervisor Peggy Drew (Miss Srew, if you don't mind!) and the comic icon Margaret Rutherford playing a crafty shoplifter. The Jerry Lewis film "Who's Minding The Store?" borrowed some elements of this film, but this film is better. It is more engaging and involves great sight gags, such as the big sale with thousands of marauding shoppers and Norman trying to catch Sally to give her her purse while on roller skates. No need to go into the central plot, it doesn't matter. This is a fun comedy from the great Norman Wisdom. I recommend this. In these crazy times you need a laugh and this film gives you some.


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