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Director  John Paddy Carstairs
Music director  John Addison
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Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Cinematography  Jack E. Cox
Country  United Kingdom
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Release date  4 January 1955
Writer  John Paddy Carstairs (screenplay), Sid Colin (additional scenes), Maurice Cowan (screenplay), Talbot Rothwell (additional scenes), Dorothy Whipple (story), Ted Willis (screenplay)
Cast  Norman Wisdom (Norman), Joan Rice (Iris), Shirley Abicair (Mary), Thora Hird (Cook), William Russell (Alec Bigley)
Similar movies  Related John Paddy Carstairs movies

A promise that an orphan will receive a model car leads to zany adventures.

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One Good Turn is a 1955 British comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Norman Wisdom, Joan Rice, Shirley Abicair and Thora Hird. Norman tries to raise money for the orphanage where he grew up and where he now works as a carer.

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Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty property developer (boo hiss) who is also the chairman of the orphanage board wants to close the orphanage and build a factory on the site. The children are sent to Brighton for the day and Norman is very excited because he's "Never seen the Sea". When they get back they discover the plan to close the orphanage and have to decide what to do

Cast

  • Norman Wisdom - Norman
  • Joan Rice - Iris Gibson
  • Shirley Abicair - Mary
  • Thora Hird - Cook
  • William Russell - Alec Bigley
  • Joan Ingram - Matron Sparrow
  • Richard Caldicot - Mr. Bigley
  • Marjorie Fender - Tuppeny
  • Keith Gilman - Jimmy
  • Noel Howlett - Jeweller
  • David Hurst - Professor Dofee
  • Harold Kasket - Igor Petrovitch
  • Ricky McCullough - Gunner Mac
  • Anthony Green - Martin
  • Reception

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    The film was the 7th most popular movie at the British box office in 1955. The Radio Times wrote, "this is the cleverly constructed follow-up to Norman Wisdoms smash-hit debut Trouble in Store. Arguably the best of his vehicles...Of course, the film is overly sentimental, but sentiment was part of Wisdoms stock-in-trade, and today, if we can look beyond the home-grown schmaltz, we can recognise the rare quality of a true cinematic clown."


    One Good Turn (1955 film) movie scenes

    References

    One Good Turn (1955 film) Wikipedia
    One Good Turn (1955 film) IMDb One Good Turn (1955 film) themoviedb.org


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