Sally eventually decides to bring Norman's story to the attention of the management, but tells the wrong person, Miss Drew, and is tied up for her efforts. That is, until he meets spunky shopgirl Sally Wilson Lana Morris , the girl of his dreams. Many of Wisdom's fans say that his film career went on a downwards spiral after the high point that was this film but if so Norman certainly goes out on a high note. However, he antagonizes the new head of the store, Augustus Freeman and is promptly fired. . Norman is discharged and undischarged again and again, as his escapades somehow manage to benefit the store. You can help Wikipedia by.
Vernon manages to get a recording of Norman singing a. But he can't afford it on his meagre wages and Matron won't provide the money. He regards the staff and children there as his family, and when Jimmy, one of the boys, sets his heart on a model car he's seen in a shop window, Norman is determined to raise the money to buy it. However, he is unable to get Sally or anyone else to take him seriously. On his way out, Norman helps Miss Bacon carry her bulging suitcases, unaware that she is an audacious.
At a local fair, he enters a boxing competition. I had the privilege of meeting him many times. Vernon Carew is a singer who's star is fading. Working in the basement stock-room of Burridges' department store in central London, poor, luckless Norman is besotted with a sales girl from one of the floors above. With: Norman Wisdom Margaret Rutherford Moira Lister Derek Bond Lana Morris Jerry Desmonde This British piece of slapstick marks the debut of Norman Wisdom. I even went to his funeral along with half the island! Arguably the best of his vehicles.
Here we look back at some of the highlights. I had the privilege of meeting him many times. This was the first film made by British comedian Norman Wisdom as part of his seven film contract with the Rank film company. He also finally becomes acquainted with Sally, chasing her down through the city streets to return her purse. Don't Laugh At Me 'Cos I'm A Fool written by and June Tremayne. But he gets his girl and also rounds up some gangsters.
Trouble in Store is a British starring as a department store clerk. I even went to his funeral along with half the island! He wins, but fails to sell the silver cup he's been awarded to a , wno thinks it's been stolen. His antics make her laugh. On a train trip to , which he's keen to join because he's never seen the sea, Norman joins in a London to Brighton walking race. He clowns his way through the whole thing, playing in his inimitable way the most humble member of a big department store who falls foul of his new boss. Together they discover a plot to rob the store and set about foiling the robbers the only way they know how. Freeman, while plotting with her boyfriend Gerald to rob the place.
This was Wisdom's first film and earned him a Bafta. I had the privilege of meeting him many times. The defenders are successful and the home is saved. Freeman takes Norman back into his employ. However, the beautiful Sally doesn't even know he exists - and when Norman tries to introduce himself, he only succeeds in getting her bicycle flattened by a large lorry! Apart from one or two brief exteriors, the entire action is in the department store, but there is plenty of movement and an ample slice of broad comedy. Norman finds her and together, they foil the thieves.
Then there's new store boss Augustus Freeman: Norman doesn't get off to the best of starts, annoying Mr Freeman before his first day at Burridges' has even formally begun. But it's a series of mishaps with a window display, a soda siphon and a cigarette lighter that really get Freeman wound up! Wisdoms likability and charm carry this film, scoring big laughs with audiences every time. Now ninety three Wisdom can no longer recognise himself in his films but through films like this his performances live on. I had the privilege of meeting him many times. After his latest firing, Norman is alarmed to find the handsome, suave Gerald trying to get to know Sally better.
Around 50 years have past since filming and many original loca. Together they discover a plot to rob the store and, somehow, manage to foil the robbers. He has stayed on and serves as carer and general dogsbody. I even went to his funeral along with half the island! Jerry Desmonde is little more than a comedy stooge, as the boss, but plays the role for all it is worth. An ever lovable victim of his own clumsiness, all Norman's efforts result in chaos of the highest and most hilarious order. I even went to his funeral along with half the island! Norman Wisdom proved in this film that he was one of the countries best comedians this country has produced and his popularity remains strong.
Lana Morris pleasantly offers the romantic interest. He actually wins, but the crooked promoter cheats him of his winnings. Extract of a review from 1953. Vernon Carew is a singer who's star is fading. Meanwhile, Peggy Drew , the store's personnel manager, flirts with Mr.