Follow a Star

Follow a Star

Robert Asher (1959)

U Certificate


Our Score
If you're reckless enough to follow the plot of this Norman Wisdom comedy, you'll find faint echoes of Singin' in the Rain - very faint. Wisdom plays the tailor's assistant who unknowingly provides a singing voice for celebrity Jerry Desmonde to mime to, but he receives no reward for his services. Norman's humour knows no restraint or timing, which makes him schmaltzily tedious, especially as he can only sing in the presence of his girlfriend June Laverick, who's in a wheelchair. On the plus side, he has wonderful backing from British stalwarts such as Hattie Jacques, John Le Mesurier, Richard Wattis and Fenella Fielding.


A bumbling window cleaner dreams of pop stardom but lacks the confidence to be taken seriously. He is soon exploited by a fading singer eager to return to the business, but his unscrupulous actions have a surprising effect. Comedy, starring Norman Wisdom, Ron Moody, Hattie Jacques, John Le Mesurier and Dick Emery.

Cast & Crew

Norman Truscott Norman Wisdom
Judy June Laverick
Vernon Carew Jerry Desmonde
Dymphna Dobson Hattie Jacques
Dr Chatterway Richard Wattis
Harold Franklin Eddie Leslie
Birkett John Le Mesurier
Pendlebury Sydney Tafler
Lady Finchington Fenella Fielding
Violinist Ron Moody
Stage manager Joe Melia
Inebriated party guest Dick Emery
Taciturn man at party Charles Gray
Director Robert Asher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: video and DVD