John Paddy Carstairs

John Paddy Carstairs – The Square Peg (1958)

Synopsis:
A British road repairman gets into a feud with the Army, gets drafted and is mistakenly parachuted into Nazi occupied France where his physical resemblance to the local German commandant triggers a hilarious chain reaction. Read More »

John Paddy Carstairs – Trouble in Store (1953)

Synopsis:
Norman is working in the stockroom of a large London department store, but he has ambition, he wants to be a window dresser making up the public displays. Whilst trying to fulfill his ambition, he falls in love, with one of the shopgirls. Together they discover a plot to rob the store and, somehow, manage to foil the robbers. Read More »

John Paddy Carstairs – Up in the World (1956)

Norman is a window cleaner who has to clean a manor house with hundreds of windows. He is distracted by the son of the house who persuades him to go into town. When some villains try and kidnap the young heir Norman fights them off but the heir has banged his head and can’t remember Norman’s heroic stand. Read More »

John Paddy Carstairs – One Good Turn (1955)

Synopsis:
Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children’s Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty property developer (boo hiss) who is also the chairman of the orphanage board wants to close the orphanage and build a factory on the site. The children are sent to Brighton for the day and Norman is very excited because he’s “Never seen the Sea”. When they get back they discover the plan to close the orphanage and have to decide what to do. Read More »