Norman Wisdom's immense popularity stems from his hilarious portrayal of the little guy who always seems to win out in the end. The cloth-capped bumbler is one of the great creations of British Comedy.
MAN OF THE MOMENT:
Norman (Norman Wisdom) is a filing clerk in Whitehall, who spends most of his time swooning over pictures of his favorite film star. When he accompanies some diplomats to Geneva, he succeeds in creating a large amount of chaos. After knocking out one of the delegates, he is to take his place. However, at the meeting, he spies his favorite film star and interrupts the proceedings. Through such behavior, he makes friends but also enemies and one of them wants him dead!
85 mins, B&W, 1.33:1 / 4x3, 1955, Not Rated
UP IN THE WORLD:
Failing at one job, Norman (Norman Wisdom) decides to seek another. He applies for a job as the wealthy Lady Banderville’s window cleaner. When he travels out to her estate, he finds it surrounded by high walls, barbed wire and electric fences. These, Lady Banderville explains, are because she fears that someone will try to kidnap her foolhardy son, Sir Reginald, a born practical joker..
87 mins, B&W, 1.78:1 / 4x3 LB, 1956, Not Rated