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Trouble in Store

1953 1h 25m Comedy List
Reviews 71% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Norman (Norman Wisdom) is a hapless stock boy at an opulent London department store, but he dreams of someday being promoted to be the designer of display windows. While his antics have caught the eye of pretty young shopgirl Sally Wilson (Lana Morris), he hasn't yet garnered much notice from his superiors. But Norman is a man with a plan. Upon uncovering a thief's plot to rob the store, Norman decides to thwart the heist himself, in hopes of becoming a hero to his bosses and the lovely Sally. Read More Read Less

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MFB Critics Monthly Film Bulletin Norman Wisdom brings to the screen his well-known stage personality, "the little man against the world," and with it its basic weakness -- its dependence on a first-rate script, which he lacks in this film. Mar 3, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews British slapstick comedy that marks the film debut of music-hall comedian Norman Wisdom. Rated: C+ May 14, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Wisdom plays the feeling sorry for himself downtrodden employee, yet again, who is chasing the pretty girl whom he believes is out of his league, yet again. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member UK slapstick comedy vehicle for the gr8 norman wisdom Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I wish they would re show this classic in the Cinema, with Margaret Rutherford,Norman Wisdom and Michael Ward how could you fail not to love this film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Nice Norman Wisdom farce, but he's not more than finding his feet here. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member I really wasn't expecting much from this film, but I was pleasantly surprised. The acting isn't brilliant but Norman is fantastic, a true legend. Norman drives the whole film, his comic timing is perfect, and his pure clown character is just great, the other actors don't come close. The best scene has to be the one when his in the shop window, and his displaying the plates and cups, it's so funny. I'm not that much of a fan of the singing, as a film like this doesn't need it, but his voice is strong. A film for a rain afternoon to cheer you up. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member a classic and very funny film, Norman Wisdom was a comedy genius Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Norman (Norman Wisdom) is a hapless stock boy at an opulent London department store, but he dreams of someday being promoted to be the designer of display windows. While his antics have caught the eye of pretty young shopgirl Sally Wilson (Lana Morris), he hasn't yet garnered much notice from his superiors. But Norman is a man with a plan. Upon uncovering a thief's plot to rob the store, Norman decides to thwart the heist himself, in hopes of becoming a hero to his bosses and the lovely Sally.
Director
John Paddy Carstairs
Screenwriter
Maurice Cowan
Production Co
Two Cities Films Ltd.
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
British English
Release Date (DVD)
May 27, 2008
Runtime
1h 25m