Trouble in Store (1953)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Release Date - Dec 14, 1953 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Ebullient British music-hall comedian Norman Wisdom made his movie debut in Trouble in Store. The scene is a large department store, where the bumbling Norman (Wisdom) has somehow landed a clerical job. The rest of the film is a series of slapstick catastrophes, some hilarious, others less so. Along the way, Norman saves the store from falling into the clutches of gangsters -- and wins the heroine besides. Wisdom's perennial straight-man Jerry Desmonde has a meaty role, as do British film-faves Margaret Rutherford and Moira Lister. Evidently this film meant a great deal to Norman Wisdom, for in 1992 he titled his autobiography Trouble in Store.

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escapades, employer/employee, gangster, department-store, store