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Carlton announce a range of Norman Wisdom titles

Carlton Visual Entertainment have announced 12 classic Norman Wisdom movies for release on 12th May in a Collector's Box Set (£59.99 RRP) and as 6 stand-alone DVD Doubles (£12.99 each). The DVD Double releases are as follows, all 6 make up the 12-disc DVD Box Set...

The Bulldog Breed/One Good Turn
The Early Bird/Press For Time
On The Beat/Man of the Moment
A Stitch In Time/Just My Luck
The Square Peg/Follow A Star
Trouble In Store/Up in the World

Four of the movies in this comprehensive collection of his work - The Early Bird, A Stitch In Time, On the Beat, and Trouble in Store, feature exclusive commentaries recorded by Sir Norman Wisdom especially for the DVDs.

Below is a look at the Box Set artwork, while we have compiled a Gallery of the DVD Doubles for you to look through.



Movie Synopses


Trouble in Store (1953)

Norman's ambition is to become a window dresser in the magnificent department store where he works but an encounter with shoplifter Margaret Rutherford ends in disaster!

One Good Turn (1954)

Norman, a children's home employee, promises to buy an orphan a model motorcar. Unfortunately they are not cheap, and Norman must devise various ways of making money.

Man of the Moment (1955)

Norman is a paper pusher in Whitehall who must pose as a top-level diplomat during a UN briefing. He unexpectedly comes to the rescue of a Pacific island, to the fury of the super powers.

Up in The World (1956)

Wisdom plays a window cleaner for eccentric Lady Banderville. Her foolhardy son, Sir Reginald, makes life difficult for poor Norman with his constant pranks and practical jokes.

Just My Luck (1957)

Jeweller's assistant Norman is in love but his desire to win the object of his affection with a ruby pendant leads him into the shady world of gambling. Leslie Phillips co-stars as a bookkeeper.

The Square Peg (1958)

It is the Second World War and Norman is proud of his role in the war effort. He is a road mender for the council until he is recruited into the Pioneer Corps.

Follow A Star (1959)

Norman is too shy to realise his dreams of becoming a singing star. Instead he lets someone else mime to his vocals. A great supporting cast includes Hattie Jacques and (uncredited) Dick Emery.

The Bulldog Breed (1960)

Norman is an unlucky in love grocer who decides to join the navy with hilarious results and also gets involved in the space race! Co-starring John Le Mesurier (Dad’s Army).

On the Beat (1962)

Norman wants to follow in his Dad's footsteps and become a policeman, but unfortunately he is too short. In his place of lodging, however, he is mistaken for a top dog at the Yard.

A Stitch in Time (1963)

Norman is an assistant to Mr Grimsdale, an old-fashioned butcher. When a robbery lands the pair in hospital, Norman believes he has found his true calling - the medical profession.

The Early Bird (1965)

Wisdom's first colour film sees our hero as a milkman who is trying to protect his small dairy against the advances of big business. It features the catchphrase "Mr. Grimsdale!"

Press for Time (1966)

Wisdom plays four different characters in the last of his "little man" comedies. A suffragette, her son, a sewer-man and the Prime Minister!

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