WorldCat Identities

Wisdom, Norman

Overview
Works: 108 works in 187 publications in 2 languages and 1,279 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Comedy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion pictures  History  Police films  Musicals  Film adaptations  Original cast recordings 
Roles: Performer, Actor, Author, Singer, Author of introduction, Composer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norman Wisdom
The night they raided Minsky's by William Friedkin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1925 a beautiful young Amish woman leaves her strict family household and comes to New York City with the hope of becoming a dancer. There she becomes involved with a burlesque comic and by accident invents the strip tease
Walking happy by Jimmy Van Heusen( Recording )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where's Charley? : original London cast recording by Frank Loesser( Recording )

2 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where's Charley? by Frank Loesser( Recording )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night they raided Minsky's : original motion picture score by Charles Strouse( Recording )

2 editions published in 1968 in Undetermined and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs by Norman Wisdom( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a rags to riches tale of the man Charlie Chaplin said would take his mantle and who went on to make millions laugh around the world for over five decades. Here are the hardships, tragedies and triumphs that gave him his inspiration
Don't laugh at me : an autobiography by Norman Wisdom( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's good for the goose( Visual )

2 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman plays a somewhat timid bank clerk who has a fairly hum drum life, married with children. He ends up having to go to an executive conference held at a seaside resort. On the way he picks up two teenage girl hitchhikers who end up opening his eyes to the fun filled world of the late 1960's
Classic Norman Wisdom( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects three Norman Wisdom comedy films in which he plays a misfit soldier, a bungling Navy recruit, and a hapless butcher turned wannabe police officer
Don't laugh at me ('cause I'm a fool) by Norman Wisdom( )

5 editions published between 1954 and 1972 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy films, 1894-1954 by John Montgomery( Book )

5 editions published between 1954 and 1968 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stitch In Time by Fiona J Stanley( Visual )

5 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Pitkin (Norman Wisdom) works as an assistant to Mr Grimsdale, an old-fashioned family butcher. A mutual respect exists between the two, but it is understood that Mr Grimsdale (Edward Chapman) does the thinking and Norman the work. When the shop is held up at gunpoint, Mr Grimsdale, at Normans̉ suggestion, puts his most priceless possession, his gold watch, in his mouth for safekeeping. When a shot rings out, he swallows the watch
Trouble in store by John Paddy Carstairs( Visual )

5 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first film in Wisdom's hugely successful slapstick series finds him working in the stock room of a large London department store and dreaming of becoming a window dresser. An ever lovable victim of his own clumsiness, all Norman's efforts result in chaos of the highest and most hilarious order. That is, until he meets spunky shopgirl Sally Wilson, the girl of his dreams. Together they discover a plot to rob the store and set about foiling the robbers the only way they know how."--Container
Norman Wisdom collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring Norman Wisdom in The Bulldog Breed (1960), The Early Bird (1965), Follow A Star (1959), Just My Luck (1957), Man of the Moment (1955), On The Beat (1962), One Good Turn (1954), Press for Time (1966), The Square Peg (1958), Stitch in Time (1963), Trouble in Store (1953), and Up In The World (1956). Mr Grimsdale!!!
Min jing gu shi by Robert Asher( Visual )

2 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late great Norman Wisdom endeared himself to fans all over the world with his classic comic creation Norman Pitkin, a buffoon with a big heart and even bigger ambitions. Stumbling along the thin blue line in On the Beat, Pitkin aspires to be a policeman like his father before him. Big on laughs but short in stature he has to settle for washing police cars initially, but it's not long before Norman is impersonating an officer of the law in order to fulfil his lofty ambitions. Surrounded by all manner of hijinks, this lofty bobby truly has his work cut out for him. Ever the consummate comedian, Wisdom seizes the opportunity to also play Pitkins grand nemesis, the German General Schreiber, as well as the chief suspect in a series of outrageous jewel robberies that will leave Pitkin literally tripping over himself to solve
Jingle jangle by Geoff Morrow( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Loesser's Where's Charley? : original London cast 1958 ; Hans Christian Anderson : songs from the 1952 film by Frank Loesser( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I don't 'alf love you ;Narcissus the laughing record( Recording )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream for sale ;Beware( Recording )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Wisdom : trouble on tour by Norman Wisdom( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Norman Wisdom was one of Britain's most well loved and admired comics of his generation. But he was much more than just a comedian, for Norman was also a great clown. He had the most infectious laugh that brought tears to your eyes, without him even delivering a line. He was perhaps best known for his original 'gump' character, Norman Pitkin. The series of films starring Norman in the late 50s and early 1960s, were some of the most popular British Films at the time, grossing even more than James Bond in the box office. In this live show, Norman's not getting much help from his band or straight-laced man Tony Fayne. In fact, it's nothing but Trouble on Tour for Norman. The inspiration for generations of British comics and one of this country's best-loved performers, Norman shows he is not just original - he is still the funniest"--Container
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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'Cos I'm a foolMy turn : an autobiographyLucky little devil! : Norman Wisdom on the island he's made his homeNorman Wisdom : 'cos I'm a fool
Alternative Names
Norman Uizdom

Norman Wisdom

Norman Wisdom acteur britannique

Norman Wisdom angol komikus, filmszínész, énekes, dalszerző

Norman Wisdom attore e sceneggiatore britannico

Norman Wisdom britischer Schauspieler

Norman Wisdom britisk komikar og skodespelar

Norman Wisdom britisk komiker og skuespiller

Norman Wisdom Brits acteur

Norman Wisdom brittisk komiker och skådespelare

Norman Wisdom pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Wisdom, Norman 1915-2010

Wisdom, Norman 1915-2010 Sir

Wisdom, Norman Joseph

Wisdom, Norman Joseph, 1915-2010

Wisdom, Norman, Sir 1915-2010

Норман Віздом

Норман Уиздъм

Уиздом, Норман

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نورمان ويزدوم

نورمن ویزدوم

نورمن ویزدوم بازیگر و کمدین بریتانیایی

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Languages
English (89)

French (1)