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Follow a Star (1959)

Norman Truscott is a store worker who dreams of stardom. Vernon Carew is a singer who's star is fading. Vernon manages to get a recording of Norman singing and passes it off as himself.

Director:

Robert Asher

Writers:

Jack Davies (original screenplay), Henry Blyth (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Norman Wisdom ... Norman Truscott
June Laverick ... Judy
Jerry Desmonde Jerry Desmonde ... Vernon Carew
Hattie Jacques ... Dymphna Dobson
Richard Wattis ... Dr. Chatterway
Eddie Leslie Eddie Leslie ... Harold Franklin
John Le Mesurier ... Birkett
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Pendlebury
Fenella Fielding ... Lady Finchington
Charles Heslop Charles Heslop ... The General
Joe Melia ... Stage Manager
Ron Moody ... Violinist
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Storyline

Norman Truscott is a store worker who dreams of stardom. Vernon Carew is a singer who's star is fading. Vernon manages to get a recording of Norman singing and passes it off as himself. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1959 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Ellopták a hangomat See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Hatch wrote a song for the film, but Norman Wisdom insisted that he should be allowed to write the theme song. Hatch's song was re-titled and used in Circus of Horrors (1960). See more »

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Featured in Norman Wisdom: His Story (2010) See more »

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Follow a Star
by Norman Wisdom
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Quite funny
24 February 2002 | by calvertfanSee all my reviews

Norman Wisdom plays a labourer who is also a big fan of singer Vernon Carew. He sees Carew perform live, and manages to annoy the singer from his place in the crowd more than once. The final straw comes when Norman stands up and is singing Carew's famous song, trying to get the crowd properly excited (Carew's stardom is definitely waning) - but what comes to pass is that some head honchos hear Norman's wonderful voice, singing Vernon's song, and get the idea for Norman to dub for Vernon on his up and coming record. The general idea is quite similar to that which was used in Singin' In The Rain, but Follow A Star is not quite that good a movie. Still, it is quite good, and the music isn't bad. 7 out of 10.


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