One Good Turn (1955)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Beloved British comedian Norman Wisdom made his second film appearance in One Good Turn. This time, nebbishy Norman plays a jack-of-all-trades, employed by an orphanage. After a steady series of slapstick setpieces, our hero sets about to save the orphanage from the hands of its creditors. Those who've noted a remarkable resemblance between the vehicles of Norman Wisdom and Jerry Lewis will not be dissuaded by One Good Turn, in which the star ladles on the sentiment and pathos with a trowel. Like most of Wisdom's films, One Good Turn did better in the U.S. as a "Late Late Show" entry than a theatrical release.

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boxing, Britain, bumbler, employment, finances, handyman, homestead, orchestra, orphan, promise, symphony, walkathon, wisdom