Up in the World
|Up in the World|
Original British 1-sheet poster
|Directed by||John Paddy Carstairs|
|Produced by||Earl St. John|
|Written by||Jack Davies|
|Music by||Philip Green|
|Cinematography||Jack E. Cox|
|Edited by||John Shirley|
|Distributed by||J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors|
|6 December 1956 (UK)|
Norman gains a job as a window cleaner at a stately home where an obnoxious boy has an extremely over-protective mother.
- Norman Wisdom as Norman
- Maureen Swanson as Jeannie Andrews
- Jerry Desmonde as Major Willoughby
- Michael Caridia as Sir Reginald
- Colin Gordon as Fletcher Hethrington
- Ambrosine Phillpotts as Lady Banderville
- Michael Ward as Maurice
- Jill Dixon as Sylvia
- Edwin Styles as Conjuror
- Hy Hazell as Yvonne
- William Lucas as Mick Bellman
- Lionel Jeffries as Wilson
- Cyril Chamberlain as Harper
- Michael Brennan as Prison Warder
- Eddie Leslie as Max
- The Radio Times wrote, "for his fourth starring vehicle, Norman Wisdom teamed up once more with director John Paddy Carstairs. However, this tacky comedy gave notice that the winning formula was already beginning to wear thin...The worst aspect of this maudlin mishmash is the fact that Wisdom gets to warble so often. No wonder he ends up in prison".
- TV Guide called the film a "routine British comedy".
- Harper, Sue; Vincent Porter (2007). British Cinema of the 1950s: The Decline of Deference. OUP Oxford. p. 257. ISBN 978-0-19-815935-3. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
.... Trouble in Store, which unexpectedly became the second most popular film of 1954, led Rank to make six more films with [Wisdom] during the 1950s: One Good Turn (1954), Man of the Moment (1955), Up in the World (1956), ....