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Time Out says

His old producer, Hugh Stewart, used to reckon Wisdom was as close British cinema had come to a comedian in the mould of Harold Lloyd or Buster Keaton. It's certainly true that Wisdom was in his heyday a consummate acrobat with a knack for slapstick. But little Norman had a fatal flaw: he always sugared his comedy with spoonfuls of outrageous, cloying sentiment. This picture (which he co-scripted) is a case in point. He's a tailor's assistant with a beautiful singing voice. Unflappable straightman Desmonde is the faltering crooner who gets Wisdom to stand off-stage and sing while he mimes. There are plenty of laughs, but the script again relies on making us feel sorry for our poor mistreated hero.

By: GM


Release details

104 mins

Cast and crew

Robert Asher
Jack Davies, Henry Blyth, Norman Wisdom
Norman Wisdom
June Laverick
Jerry Desmonde
Hattie Jacques
Eddie Leslie
Richard Wattis
John Le Mesurier
Fenella Fielding
Ron Moody
Sydney Tafler
Joe Melia
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