"Actor: Norman Wisdom"

  • Norman Wisdom Collection [1953]Norman Wisdom Collection | DVD | (01/09/2008) from £17.99   |  Saving you £-1.02 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.97

    12 great Norman Wisdom movies in one big value box set! Films Include: 1. The Bulldog Breed (1960) 2. The Early Bird (1965) 3. Follow A Star (1959) 4. Just My Luck (1957) 5. Man Of The Moment (1955) 6. On The Beat (1962) 7. One Good Turn (1954) 8. Press For Time (1966) 9. The Square Peg (1958) 10. Stitch In Time (1963) 11. Trouble In Store (1953) 12. Up In The World (1956)

  • Five Children And It [2004]Five Children And It | DVD | (21/03/2005) from £2.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (434.78%)   |  RRP £15.99

    When five children are forced to stay in the dilapidated mansion of their very odd uncle, they discover an 8,000-year-old sand fairy who can grant a wish per day and experience the summer of their lives.

  • Last of the Summer Wine - Series 25-26 [DVD]Last of the Summer Wine - Series 25-26 | DVD | (29/09/2014) from £17.53   |  Saving you £7.46 (42.56%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Welcome back to sleepy Holmfirth in the lovely quiet Yorkshire Dales - the ideal place to spend a lovely quiet birthday. So how will Clegg feel when the entire village dresses up to help him celebrate his? Indeed dressing up seems to be all the rage hereabouts. There's Nora for one gone all Victorian. There's Marina the blushing bride. There's Howard in uniform. And Barry the cowboy kid. Then there's Smiler who looking for love has only gone and found himself a gold-digger called Bessie. Who could possibly dig him out of this little hole? Step forward Clegg Holmfirth's financial adviser extraordinaire...

  • Norman Wisdom - One Good Turn [DVD]Norman Wisdom - One Good Turn | DVD | (21/10/2009) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-1.74 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £4.99

    A film starring Norman Wisdom, Joan Rice, Shirley Abicair, Director John Paddy Carstairs, Writers Jon Paddy Carstairs, Maurice Cowan, Ted Willis and Dorothy Whipple. producer Maurice Cowan. Rereleased by Granada Ventures Limited

  • There Was a Crooked Man [DVD]There Was a Crooked Man | DVD | (08/05/2017) from £6.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Unseen for over fifty years, this exceptionally rare feature sees comedy legend Norman Wisdom at his best playing a naïve explosives expert who finds himself involved with a criminal gang after uncovering nefarious dealings by a prominent industrialist! Hailed as one of Wisdom's finest films, it was one of two features he made independently, and marked a departure from his more familiar and endlessly popular comic creation, 'the Gump'. Co-starring Alfred Marks and Susannah York, There Was a Crooked Man was directed by the BAFTA-nominated Stuart Burge. SPECIAL FEATURES: Image gallery Original promotional PDFs Booklet by Norman Wisdom expert Richard Dacre

  • The Norman Wisdom Collection [1953]The Norman Wisdom Collection | DVD | (12/05/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £59.99

    This Norman Wisdom Collection contains 12 vintage Wisdom comedies, from 1953's Trouble in Store to 1966's Press for Time. All are also released as six separate two-in-one sets. Please refer to our individual film reviews for each release: Trouble in Store/Up in the World The Square Peg/Follow a Star On the Beat/Man of the Moment The Bulldog Breed/One Good TurnA Stitch in Time/Just My Luck The Early Bird/Press for Time On the DVDs: The Norman Wisdom Collection has four brand-new audio commentaries from Norman Wisdom himself in conversation with film historian Robert Ross. The four films with commentary are: Trouble in Store (1953), On the Beat (1962), A Stitch in Time (1963) and The Early Bird (1965). All the discs come with a trailer and English subtitles as standard.

  • Trouble In Store / Up In The World [1953]Trouble In Store / Up In The World | DVD | (12/05/2003) from £6.73   |  Saving you £6.26 (93.02%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Norman Wisdom became an instant movie star with the release of Trouble in Store in 1953. Playing a character called Norman, he brought his familiar stage and television personality to the big screen as a young man with the ambition to become a window dresser in a major department store. Ever lovable victim of his own clumsiness, all Norman's efforts to improve himself result in chaos. That is, until he meets Sally (Lana Morris), the girl of his dreams. Then things turn disastrous. Costarring Margaret Rutherford, Trouble in Store introduced Wisdom's self-penned song which would become his theme, "Don't laugh at Me ('cause I'm a Fool)". The film became a massive box-office hit and won Wisdom a BAFTA Award. Very much of its time, admittedly, it's still highly entertaining. In 1956 the title of his latest film, Up in the World accurately described Norman Wisdom's career. This was the great British comedian's fourth hit in as many years, this time finding himself employed as window cleaner to Lady Banderville (Ambrosine Phillpotts). Apart from having hundreds of windows to polish, things would be going fine for Norman if it weren't for the endless practical jokes played by Lady Banderville's son, Sir Reginald (Michael Caridia). However, when the irritating Reggie is kidnapped, Norman has the chance to prove himself a hero, and it just might impress his beautiful costar Maureen Swanson. By now Wisdom was set on a winning formula, working with much the same team as on his three previous smashes, including Jerry Desmonde as Major Willoughby, who had starred in both Trouble in Store (1953) and Man of the Moment (1955). --Gary S Dalkin

  • Norman Wisdom - On the Beat [DVD]Norman Wisdom - On the Beat | DVD | (30/09/2010) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-1.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Norman Pitkin's ambition is to be a policeman. But he has to be content with washing police cars until the police realise that the only way to solve a spate of jewel thefts is to make use of Norman's uncanny resemblance to the chief suspect...

  • The Girl On The Boat [1962]The Girl On The Boat | DVD | (26/01/2004) from £4.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (160.32%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Sam Marlowe travels to the States with the intention of convincing his aunt to let him rent out her summer house in England. But when the aunt discovers that Eustace Sam's cousin is planning to secretly marry she sends them back to England. On the return trip Sam meets and falls for Eustace's ex-fiancee Billie with hilarious results. Adapted from the P.G. Wodehouse novel.

  • Judi Dench BBC Collection: Talking to a Stranger [1966], Keep an Eye on Amélie [1973], Cherry Orchard [1981], Going Gently [1981], Ghosts [1987], Make and Break [1987], Can You Hear Me Thinking [1990]Judi Dench BBC Collection: Talking to a Stranger | DVD | (05/11/2007) from £5.75   |  Saving you £35.50 (790.65%)   |  RRP £39.99

    This stunning slipcased 6-disc box set of The Judi Dench Collection features eight stunning performances of star-studded BBC productions spanning four decades from the career of Academy Award-winning British actress Dame Judi Dench.

  • Norman Wisdom - Trouble in Store [DVD]Norman Wisdom - Trouble in Store | DVD | (30/09/2010) from £6.73   |  Saving you £-1.74 (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    Trouble In Store finds our Norman in his very first film causing havoc in a department store. You see, Norman wants to be a window dresser for a large department store, but realising his dream is not as easy as he first envisioned. However, when he eventually gets the job his employers have him to thank for foiling a robbery...

  • Norman Wisdom - The Early Bird [DVD]Norman Wisdom - The Early Bird | DVD | (21/10/2009) from £6.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £4.99

    An hilarious comedy about the deadly rivalry between a giant milk marketing company and an old-fashioned one-horse dairy.

  • Between The Sheets - Complete Series One [2003]Between The Sheets - Complete Series One | DVD | (01/02/2010) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Written by BAFTA award winning writer Kay Mellor comes this witty emotional story centred around a unique selection of people whose lives are inextricably intertwined on a journey of discovery as they come face to face with their sexual problems....

  • Stitch In Time, A / Just My Luck [1963]Stitch In Time, A / Just My Luck | DVD | (12/05/2003) from £9.98   |  Saving you £5.00 (62.58%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Norman Wisdom reprises his famous Pitkin character for the third time in A Stitch in Time, and Edward Chapman is also back to provide Norman with the excuse to reprise his immortal catch-phrase "Mr Grimsdale!". Here he succeeds in causing chaos in a St John Ambulance unit, as well as donning drag to play a blonde nurse complete with suspender belt and silk stockings. Each Norman Wisdom movie usually sees him as the accidental Lord of Misrule in one institution or another, and this time it's the NHS: after being banned from his local hospital, Norman resorts to subterfuge to visit a little orphan girl. There's an autobiographical touch here, as Wisdom himself was raised in an orphanage and centred the plot of One Good Turn (1954) around such an establishment. --Gary S Dalkin An important step in the career of Norman Wisdom, Just My Luck is principally notable for the introduction of actor Edward Chapman, whom many would come to know as series regular Mr Grimsdale. Here he's the stuffy foil to Norman's romantic plans regarding his jewel-making job, where he'll do anything to possess some of the wealth about him. The chance comes in the form of an accumulator bet at Goodwood races thanks to a slimy Leslie Phillips. Another star cameo of note was a second appearance by Margaret Rutherford (after Trouble in Store) as an eccentric animal owner. But the real advance with the Wisdom formula was that--after a reasonably serious plot line--Norman finally gets the girl. --Paul Tonks

  • Norman Wisdom - Live On StageNorman Wisdom - Live On Stage | DVD | (05/04/2004) from £11.19   |  Saving you £-0.20 (N/A%)   |  RRP £10.99

    Norman Wisdom performing live on stage. With his undiminished ability to delight and enchant audiences Sir Norman Wisdom displays the full range of his talents - clowning joking falling about and singing some of his best loved songs including his own compositions.

  • There Was a Crooked Man [Blu-ray]There Was a Crooked Man | Blu Ray | (30/04/2018) from £10.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Unseen for over fifty years, this exceptionally rare feature sees comedy legend Norman Wisdom at his best playing a naïve explosives expert who finds himself involved with a criminal gang after uncovering nefarious dealings by a prominent industrialist! Hailed as one of Wisdom's finest films, it was one of two features he made independently, and marked a departure from his more familiar and endlessly popular comic creation, 'the Gump'. Co-starring Alfred Marks and Susannah York, There Was a Crooked Man was directed by the BAFTA-nominated Stuart Burge. Features: Image gallery Original promotional PDFs Booklet by Norman Wisdom expert Richard Dacre

  • Golden Years Of British ComedyGolden Years Of British Comedy | DVD | (06/06/2005) from £22.93   |  Saving you £-2.94 (-14.70%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A hilarious collection of the best of British comedy from the 1940s to the 1960s. Highlighting the classic moments in comedy these DVD's include rare concert footage extended television clips renowed comedy scenes and seldom seen sitcoms. From the days of radio stars and music hall performers such as Arthur Askey and George Formby to the television era and stars such as John Cleese Benny Hill and Peter Cook and Dudley Moore this series has it all. A must for any fan of British c

  • Just My Luck [1957]Just My Luck | DVD | (12/11/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Just My Luck was an important step in the career of Norman Wisdom for several reasons. It's principally notable for the introduction of actor Edward Chapman, whom many would come to know as series regular Mr Grimsdale. Here he's the stuffy foil to Norman's romantic plans regarding his jewel-making job, where he'll do anything to possess some of the wealth about him. The chance comes in the form of an accumulator bet at Goodwood races thanks to a slimy Leslie Phillips. Another star cameo of note was a second appearance by Margaret Rutherford (after Trouble in Store) as an eccentric animal owner. But the real advance with the Wisdom formula was that--after a reasonably serious plot line--Norman finally gets the girl. On the DVD: This is a straight transfer from video. So although the mono sound and 4:3 ratio don't improve on anything previously available, at least it won't deteriorate further.--Paul Tonks

  • Square Peg, The / Follow A Star [1958]Square Peg, The / Follow A Star | DVD | (12/05/2003) from £10.78   |  Saving you £2.21 (17.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In The Square Peg Norman Wisdom plays one of a pair of council workmen who, while repairing the road outside an army base, come to illustrate the oxymoronic nature of the phrase "military intelligence". Finding themselves drafted, the workmen are sent to repair the roads ahead of the Allied advance through war-torn Europe by the sergeant they previously embarrassed. Norman finds himself behind the German lines, joins up with French Resistance, gets captured then sets out to rescue British prisoners from a German military HQ by impersonating General Schreiber. Of course Wisdom plays Schreiber too. The Square Peg is the film that introduced Norman Wisdom's famous catch-phrase, "Mr. Grimsdale!". Also here Hattie Jacques gets to sing a remarkable duet with Wisdom, and a pre-Goldfinger Honor Blackman provides the love interest. Following his rising star was just what Norman Wisdom's audience had been doing all through the 1950s and, by 1959, and after six films with director John Paddy Carstairs, it was time for a change. Hence Robert Asher made his directorial debut with Follow a Star. The plot is a comedy version of A Star is Born (1954), with Norman yet again playing a dreaming shop worker, this time aspiring to singing stardom. Vernon Carew (played by Wisdom regular Jerry Desmonde) is the fading singer who schemes to use Wisdom's talent to sustain his own rapidly failing career, while the girl is overlooked starlette June Laverick. Norman is surrounded by a particularly strong supporting cast, with Hattie Jacques returning from The Square Peg (1958), Richard Wattis, John Le Mesurier, Fenella Fielding, Ron Moody and, uncredited, future Bond villain Charles Grey. --Gary S Dalkin

  • A Stitch In Time [1963]A Stitch In Time | DVD | (12/11/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Norman Wisdom returns as his famous "Pitkin" character, but also for the first time since his appearance in 1958's The Square Peg, Edward Chapman is also back to provide Norman with the excuse to reprise his immortal catch-phrase "Mr Grimsdale". Following on from the previous year's On the Beat, this is actually Wisdom's third adventure as Norman Pitkin, and he certainly has a thing about uniforms. In the previous pictures he was in the army then the police, while here he succeeds in causing chaos in a St. John's Ambulance unit, as well as donning drag to play a blonde nurse complete with suspender belt and silk stockings. Each Norman Wisdom movie usually sees him as the accidental Lord of Misrule in one institution or another, and this time its the NHS: after being banned from his local hospital, Norman resorts to subterfuge to visit a little orphan girl. There's an autobiographical touch here, as Wisdom himself was raised in an orphanage and centred the plot of One Good Turn (1954) around such an establishment. It's all good fun and clearly shows where such later British comedy as Michael Crawford's BBC TV series Some Mothers Do 'Av 'Em (1973-78) found its inspiration. --Gary S. Dalkin

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