Tag Archives: Norman Wisdom

Robert Asher – Follow a Star (1959)

Synopsis:
Norman Truscott is a store worker who dreams of stardom. Vernon Carew is a singer whose star is fading. Vernon manages to get a recording of Norman singing and passes it off as himself. Read More »

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 »

Robert Asher – A Stitch in Time (1963)

Synopsis:
An accident in the butchers shop leads Norman and Mr Grimsdale to the hospital where, after causing the normal amount of chaos, Norman finds Lindy, a little girl who hasn’t spoken or smiled since her parents were killed in an aeroplane accident. Norman decides to help. Read More »

Robert Asher – Press for Time (1966)

England’s prime minister (Norman Wisdom) pulls some strings to get his hapless grandson Norman (also played by Wisdom), a newspaper vendor in London, a job as a reporter in the sleepy seaside town of Tinmouth. Once there, the lad doesn’t take long to find trouble on the job — and his habit of making up the news isn’t helping — in this breezy comic vehicle for Wisdom, who also plays Norman’s suffragette mother in flashbacks. Read More »

Robert Asher – The Early Bird (1965)

Synopsis:
Norman is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned dairy which is threatened by a larger, modern organisation. Norman does his best to save the dairy (and his horse) and the usual chaos ensues. 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 »