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The Norman Wisdom Collection Box Set (12 Discs)

Released on 01 September 2008

Featuring: Norman Wisdom, Ian Hunter & David Lodge

Format: DVD | Rating: PG

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12 great Norman Wisdom movies in one big value box set!

Titles Comprise:

1. The Bulldog Breed (1960): The Navy's newest recruit is Norman Puckle (Norman Wisdom). He's no ordinary sailor and that's just as well because he soon finds himself lined up for an extraordinary adventure. It is planned that the Navy will put a rocket into orbit and Norman is chosen to man it. Hilarious setbacks and chaos are Norman's constant companions as he undertakes the strenuous tests and training required.

2. The Early Bird (1965): An hilarious comedy about the deadly rivalry between a giant milk marketing company and an old-fashioned one-horse dairy.

3. Follow A Star (1959): Norman's greatest wish is to be a popular singer but his comic attempts to take centre stage hit all the wrong notes. At last, however, encouraged by his music teacher, Miss Dobson, and by a crippled girl named Judy, Norman wins through.

4. Just My Luck (1957): Norman is secretly in love with Anne, the girl who works across the road and he seeks a way to express his love. Fortune beckons, however, when Norman has to go to a bookmaker's and is given some advice on how to place a lucrative accumulator bet.

5. Man Of The Moment (1955): Diplomatic relations were never Norman's strong point! However, the world is in for a shock when he accidentally becomes the British delegate at an important Geneva Conference. Conducting negotiation and handling affairs of state in his inimitable style, Norman continues to make the world a better and funnier place.

6. On The Beat (1962): 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...

7. One Good Turn (1954): Norman is an orphan who has stayed on at the orphanage to do odd jobs and ends up doing a lot more. Kind as ever, he promises to buy one of the orphans a model car - the only problem now is where to find the cash?

8. Press For Time (1966): Making a catastrophe out of every assignment is a speciality for are reporter Norman Shields. Whatever the story Norman is sent to cover, he ends up making hilarious news rather than reporting it: even a beauty contest, Norman manages to find himself on centre stage rather than in a press gallery. Hold the front page for the amazing antics of Britain's funniest reporter!

9. The Square Peg (1958): It's the Second World War and Norman Pitkin is vitally interested in helping the war effort. A road mender by profession, he and his colleague Mr Grimsdale are recruited into the army and posted to France. From there it is not long before he finds he has unwittingly slipped behind enemy lines.

10. Stitch In Time (1963): Butcher's assistant Norman is banned from entering a hospital to visit little orphaned Lindy. He resolves to get in somehow...

11. Trouble In Store (1953): Norman wants to be a window dresser for a large department store, but realising his dream is not as easy as he first envisioned...

12. Up In The World (1956): Norman's up and away on the ladder of success when he takes on a new job as window cleaner to wealthy Lady Banderville. The only problem is that the pranks of Sir Reggie, her young son, are always landing him in hot water.

  • Commentaries on "Trouble in Store" (1953), "On the Beat" (1962), "A Stitch in Time" (1963) and "The Early Bird" (1965).

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 Average rating (9 reviews)

 Norman Wisom is a Comedy Genius in a Top Drawer dvd boxset

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When I was a child I used to watch the black and white films of Norman Wisdom which came as part of looking at Laurel and Hardy or Abott and Costello....Norman Wisdom will have you laughing out loud in a boxset much like Laurel and Hardy is just good clean fun that both adults or children can watch with ease...Watch the best multi-talented comedian/singer/dancer/actor ever to come out of Britain as his famous calling of "Mr Grimsdale" shouts over the laughing that most will have as he gets up to his comedic trouble or circumstances in a way that Norman Wisdom(the genius) can only know how..Norman plays a milk delivery boy,a butcher,a window cleaner and much much more in this hilarious boxset.If you liked Laurel and Hardy then Norman Wisdom will be your cup of tea.....A true Comedy genius in a boxset full of laughter....Very Highly Recommended

 The Best of Britsh humour and slapstick comedy

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If you want a good laugh then these are the DVD's for you, the best of the late Norman Wisdom who passed away on the 4th October 2010 aged 95. They will make you laugh, giggle and even cry, but you will love each and every one of the films that's for sure.

 British slapstick at it's best.

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How can anyone fail to love Norman Wisdom. These films take me back to 70s school summer holidays when they seemed to be on t.v all the time. Good innocent fun, unusual nowadays! Would have given this 5 stars but they're not full screen, which was a little disappointing as I bought these to replace full screen videos, ah well never mind still a great buy.

 A true genius!

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This is a well put together boxset of all the best films from the true genius that was Norman Wisdom. Extremely funny but poignant in places. A must have for ALL the family!

 Great Comedian

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My friend wanted this box set because he is a great comedian and loves his material, he could not stop laughing, he also said to give it 5 stars because he is just hilarious.

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ActorsNorman Wisdom, Ian Hunter, David Lodge, Robert Urquhart, Edward Chapman, Eddie Byrne, Jerry Desmonde, Paddie O'Neil, Bryan Pringle, June Laverick, Margaret Rutherford, Lana Morris, Jennifer Jayne, Raymond Huntley & Shirley Abicair
DirectorRobert Asher & John Paddy Carstairs
Year1953 - 1966
ScreenFullscreen 1.33:1
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (1.0) Mono
Duration18 hours and 8 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.