Follow a Star
|Follow a Star|
|Directed by||Robert Asher|
|Produced by||Hugh Stewart|
|Written by||Henry Blyth|
|Distributed by||J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors|
Norman Truscott works as a dry cleaner, but dreams of being a stage performer. To this end, he takes elocution and singing lessons with Miss Dobson, so far with little success. He is also in love with Judy, Miss Dobson's colleague, who teaches piano.
Norman goes to the theatre to see singing star Vernon Carew and causes chaos when he tries to join in the performance. But Carew realises that Norman's untrained voice is better that his own voice, which is fading rapidly, as is his popularity. On the pretext of offering Norman singing lessons, he secretly records the former singing, and passes the recordings off as his own. They are a success and Carew is a star again.
Miss Dobson realises what's happened and smuggles herself and Norman backstage during Carew's performance. She sees the record being played with Carew miming to it. She exposes him as a fake, again causing chaos onstage and backstage. Norman is persuaded to sing on stage and is acclaimed by the audience. But whilst they applaud him, he slips quietly away with Judy.
- Norman Wisdom as Norman Truscott
- June Laverick as Judy
- Jerry Desmonde as Vernon Carew
- Hattie Jacques as Dymphna Dobson
- Richard Wattis as Dr. Chatterway
- Eddie Leslie as Harold Franklin
- John Le Mesurier as Birkett
- Sydney Tafler as Pendlebury
- Fenella Fielding as Lady Finchington
- Charles Heslop as The General
- Joe Melia as Stage Manager
- Ron Moody as Violinist
- Dick Emery as Party Drunk
- Charles Gray as Party Guest
- Dilys Laye as Girl in Park