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One Good Turn (1955)

90 min | Comedy

Norman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty property developer (boo hiss) who is also the chairman of the ...See moreNorman is the oldest orphan at Greenwood Children's Home and now acts as their caretaker. All the orphans are very happy and well cared for. The adventures start when a nasty property developer (boo hiss) who is also the chairman of the orphanage board wants to close the orphanage and build a factory on the site. The children are sent to Brighton for the day and Norman is very excited because he's "Never seen the Sea". When they get back they discover the plan to close the orphanage and have to decide what to do. Written by Steve Crook See less
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Writers
John Paddy Carstairs (screenplay) | Sid Colin (additional scenes) | Maurice Cowan (screenplay) | Talbot Rothwell (additional scenes) & 2 more
Cinematographer
Jack E. Cox (as Jack Cox)
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Updated Jan 4, 1955

Release date
Feb 17, 1955 (Portugal)

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37 cast members
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Norman Wisdom
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William Russell
Alec Bigley Alec Bigley   See fewer
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Joan Ingram
Matron Sparrow Matron Sparrow   See fewer
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Richard Caldicot
Mr. Bigley Mr. Bigley   See fewer
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Marjorie Fender
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Noel Howlett
Jeweller Jeweller   See fewer
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David Hurst
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Harold Kasket
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Ricky McCullough
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Anthony Green
Martin (as Antony Green) Martin (as Antony Green)   See fewer
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Jonathan Bailey
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Michael Balfour
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Fred Davis
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Kenneth Fortescue
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Muriel Greenslade
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Fred Griffiths
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Lucy Griffiths
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Patrick Halpin
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Aidan Harrington
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Percy Herbert
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Frazer Hines
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George Holdcroft
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Angela Kay
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Fred Kitchen Jr.
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Jack Mandeville
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Arthur Mullard
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Richard Neller
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Edith Raye
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Ernie Rice
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Jeff Silk
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Guy Standeven
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6.6 / 10 | 427 votes