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1966 1h 42m Comedy List
Reviews 49% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Britain's prime minister puts his grandson (Norman Wisdom) to work on a newspaper in a corrupt seaside town. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member another bumbling young man movie Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Just the sort of thing Norman Wisdom js remembered for but hardly a classic. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member it was a funny film, I loved it, it starred Norman Wisdom, I thought he was very funny and I will love it on DVD, I loved this movie it's great funny film, it was directed by Robert Asher Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member I enjoyed this film, it's not clever and it's not that great, but I seemed to get into it and it made me laugh a few times, and it goes a pace that keeps you interested. Musically it good, and also this must be one Norman's longest on location films, that his made. The film looks good and there are some great scenes, I love the scene where to local MP's manage to get in a fight all because of Norman making a small comment. Overall this is not quite up to Wisdom's usual standard but it has a good message, an interesting story and some genuinely amusing scenes. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Norman Wisdom was one of the top comedians during the 1950's and 1960's, and made 14 films for The Rank Organisation. This would be his last film for Rank before he had a brief move to America to perform on Broadway. It's an amusing little film, and Wisdom's comedy timing and likeable performance keeps this going. It has paperboy Norman Shields (Wisdom) being assigned by his Grandfather, who is also the Prime Minister (also Wisdom). to a new job as a newspaper reporter in the seaside town of Tinmouth. There, Norman is working for newspaper editor Mr. Ross (David Lodge), and is sent out to cover various local events, but nothing goes to plan. Norman is able to get into all sorts of trouble while on the job, including inadvertantly causing an argument during a local council meeting, wrecking a house during a grand opening and crashing a bus into the harbour. But, Norman falls for Liz Corcoran (Frances White), daughter of local councillor Alderman Corcoran (Derek Francis), and wants to help her win the local beauty contest. It's not Wisdom's best film, but it is a good timepiece of what life and society was like back in the 1960's, and it has some good laughs throughout. You don't get family entertainment like this anymore, this was from a more wholesome, innocent time. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyable Wisdom farce even if the story is somewhat bland. Norman playing his own grandfather Prime Minister is certainly a highlight. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Britain's prime minister puts his grandson (Norman Wisdom) to work on a newspaper in a corrupt seaside town.
Director
Robert Asher
Producer
Robert Hartford-Davis
Screenwriter
Norman Wisdom
Production Co
The Rank Organisation
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English (United Kingdom)
Runtime
1h 42m