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Norman Wisdom

Highest Rated:   63% 5 Children and It (2004)
Lowest Rated:   63% 5 Children and It (2004)
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Birthplace:   Marylebone, London, England, UK
The immensely popular British comedian Norman Wisdom came to films after headlining postwar English music halls. Wisdom had developed his standard characterization as a clumsy cockney with his traditional costume of cloth cap and tight clothes long before his first film, Trouble in Store (1953). Wisdom's comedy films were so low budget that they appeared to have been filmed in someone's basement, but each one of them made a fortune. Like Jerry Lewis, Wisdom would punctuate his slapstick set pieces with excessive doses of pathos (frequently screaming and crying in his efforts to pluck your heartstrings), and also like Lewis, Wisdom was reliant upon a tall straight man, the sober-sided Jerry Desmonde. Comparatively little known outside Britain, Norman Wisdom won the hearts of Broadway-ites by starring in a 1966 musical version of H.G. Wells' Kipps titled Walking Happy; and in 1967, Wisdom scored as a bethumped burlesque comedian (teamed with Jason Robards Jr.) in the American film The Night They Raided Minsky's.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Sandwich Man
  • Father O'Malley
2013
No Score Yet These Foolish Things
  • Actor
2007
63% 5 Children and It
  • Nesbitt
2004
No Score Yet Double X: The Name of the Game
  • Arthur Clutten / Maurice Rigby
1992
No Score Yet To See Such Fun
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet What's Good for the Goose
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Timothy Bartlett
1970
No Score Yet The Night They Raided Minsky's (The Night They Invented Striptease)
  • Chick Williams
1968
No Score Yet Press for Time
  • Norman Shields / Emily his mother / Wilfred his gra
1966
No Score Yet The Early Bird
  • Norman Pitkin
  • Screenwriter
1965
No Score Yet A Stitch in Time
  • Norman Pitkin
  • Screenwriter
1963
No Score Yet On the Beat
  • Norman PitkinGiulio Napolitani
1962
No Score Yet The Girl on the Boat
  • Sam
1961
No Score Yet The Bulldog Breed
  • Norman Puckle
1960
No Score Yet Follow a Star
  • Norman Truscott
  • Screenwriter
1959
No Score Yet The Square Peg
  • Norman PitkinGen. Schreiber
1958
No Score Yet Just My Luck
  • Norman Hackett (and his own father)
1957
No Score Yet Up in the World
  • Norman
1957
No Score Yet Man of the Moment
  • Norman
1955
No Score Yet One Good Turn
  • Norman
1955
No Score Yet Trouble in Store
  • Norman
1953

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