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Press for Time (1966)

The British P.M.'s grandson, Norman, becomes a reporter for a provincial newspaper where he causes hilarious chaos.

Director:

Robert Asher

Writers:

Angus McGill (book), Norman Wisdom (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Wisdom ... Norman Shields / Emily, his mother / Wilfred, his grandfather (the P.M.)
Derek Bond ... Maj. R.E. Bartlett
Angela Browne Angela Browne ... Eleanor Lampton
Tracey Crisp Tracey Crisp ... Ruby Fairchild
Allan Cuthbertson ... Mr. Ballard (Attorney General)
Noel Dyson ... Mrs. Corcoran (the lady mayor)
Derek Francis Derek Francis ... Ernest Corcoran (alderman)
Peter Jones ... Robin Willobey (photographer)
David Lodge ... Mr. Ross (editor, 'Tinmouth Times')
Stanley Unwin Stanley Unwin ... Mr. Nottage (Town Clerk)
Frances White Frances White ... Liz Corcoran
Michael Balfour Michael Balfour ... Sewerman
Tony Selby Tony Selby ... Harry Marshall (reporter, 'County Chronicle')
Michael Bilton Michael Bilton
Norman Pitt Norman Pitt
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Storyline

Norman is quite happy selling newspapers outside Westminster station but his Grandfather (the Prime Minister) wants to get him "a more responsible job". A few favours are called in and Norman becomes the newest reporter at the seaside town of Tinmouth. After causing chaos at a local council meeting and causing the demolition of a new house he tries to organise a beauty pageant. A slapstick tale of corruption in high and low places. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Norman's a newspaper reporter - in his funniest film yet!

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Comedy

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein blindes Huhn See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Norman Wisdom was widely felt to be too old to play the Prime Minister's grandson. See more »

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17 January 2008 | by Tony-166See all my reviews

To clarify matters a bit. It is only these comments entries on IMDb that have to be a minimum of ten lines. If you add some info on the other topics, such as goofs, it is handled in a different way.

This is my favourite Norman Wisdom film, simply because of the location shoots. And I really like the music too ! Well, I am getting a bit old now. Watched a TV programme last night about the man himself and sadly he is showing the signs of his great age. But he has the most wonderful family and is now happy being looked after in a carehome on his beloved Isle of Man.

Now I got to waffle a bit to make up the entry to enough lines.

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