Follow a Star (1959)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Release Date - Apr 25, 1961 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Combining music, comedy, and pathos, this tale of a gullible singer and the people around him is simple but effective. Norman Wisdom stars as Norman Truscott, someone with a good singing voice who wants to perform but lacks the confidence to get up on stage. His voice teacher (Hattie Jacques) and his girlfriend Judy (June Laverick) both know he can do it, but he actually cannot perform unless Judy is there next to him, playing the piano. Meanwhile, Norman manages to drive his psychiatrist crazy and generally wreaks havoc wherever he goes. When the unscrupulous singer Vernon Carew (Jerry Desmonde) takes unfair and wholly illegal advantage of Norman's singing, he inadvertently leads to the solution of at least a few of the man's problems.

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music, behind-the-scenes, con/scam, stars [celebrities], wisdom