Trouble in Store

Synopsis: Norman is working in the stock room of a large London department store, but he has ambition (doesn't he always !!), he wants to be a window dresser making up the public displays. Whilst trying to fulfill his ambition, he falls in love (doesn't he always !!), with one of the shopgirls. Together they discover a plot to rob the store and, somehow, manage to foil the robbers.
Genre: Comedy
Production: VCI Entertainment
85 min

Give over! Ah!

You'II... you'll pay for that!

- One of these days I'II...

- (Horn)

- Shut up! Don't be impatient!

- Move!

You have more of the road!

Far as I'm...

- Oh!

- Get off the road!

Clumsy elephant!

Look where you're going!

I'm sorry, Mr Dawson.

Calls himself a detective!

He couldn't detect Nelson's Column!

He had a nerve, didn't he?

I said, "If you think for a box of

chocolates you can take liberties,

"you've got another thought coming."

- See you at lunchtime.

- Bye.

- Morning, Taffy.

- Good morning, Miss Sally.

Hey! Hey! Stop! Stop! Stop!

I got your number, JBH 025.

I got it! Oh, look!

(Frustrated shriek)

Look what you've done! Hey!

I got your...

Oi! I got your number too. LHD R45.

Buddy, look what... Hey!

I got your number too. JBH 808, 05...

JB8... J... H0...

Go away!

- Good morning, Mabel. Am I late?

- I'm early.

Isn't it a smashing day?

Oh, yes, lovely.

Makes you feel good to be alive.

I wish I was dead.

- Now what's the matter?

- Well...

I was here, she was there.

I could've reached out and touched her.

Like that. She didn't even notice me.

I don't wonder.

Look at us. Look at our collar,

look at our tie. What a mess!

Oh, it's no use, Gibby.

You can't help me.

Oh! That bike!

Oh, excuse me, Officer.

This is Burridges store, isn't it?

- Yes, madam.

- Thank you.

- Oh, good day, my man.

- Morning, madam.

It is rather large, isn't it?

- Could you direct me to suitcases?

- First on the right.

Thank you.

- Get my personnel manager.

- 'Yes, Mr Freeman.'

Thank you.

- (Knocking)

- Come in.

- Good morning, Mr Freeman.

- Good morning.

Put it down there.

I am Miss Drew.

- Your personnel manager.

- How nice for them.

Just a little custom at Burridges, chief.

Delightful, really delightful.

What orders, Mr Freeman?

I fancy my methods will be different

from my predecessor, Miss Drew.

Yes, indeed.

My first step will be

to review my troops, so to speak.

- Shall I call the department heads?

- No.

I'd like first of all to meet the humblest

member of the staff at Burridges.

He's a partner in this enterprise

just the same as we are.

- Our most lowly partner, if you please.

- I know just the person.

- Excuse me.

- It's a pleasure.

Hello, stockroom, please.

I'd like the whole staff

to regard me as a father, so to speak.

- Yes, a father.

- But of course.

Well, not exactly a father.

- Hello?

- Stockroom.

Yes? Yes, Miss Drew. Yes...



The chief wants you

in his office right away.

Chief? Me? Oh, no, I couldn't.

But an interview with the chief

might lead to anything.

Promotion! That's it! I knew it!

She'll notice me when

I'm a window-dresser!

Yes, but hurry up.

Don't keep him waiting.


- Your coat!

- Thought I'd forgotten it, didn't you?

Banana brain.

Excuse me, could you direct me

to the millinery department?

- Certainly. Straight ahead on your left.

- Thank you.

- (Knocking)

- Come in.

- Good morning.

- Morning.

- Where is he?

- Haven't we met?

Oh, that's possible. I'm all over the place.

Hey! They're the governor's!

Well, if you're gonna have one,

I might as well have one too.

One minute!

Put a couple in your pocket.

Go on! It's OK. There you are.

I'll have a couple as well.

Here, have a look out the window. Go on.

Chief's a bit late these days.

- All right?

- Uh-huh.

Let's have a drink then, eh?

Now, what are you gonna have?

- Could you spare a whiskey and soda?

- Course, there's bags here.

Come on.

Ah, ah, ah, ah.

- There you are.

- Thank you. And what about you?

None of that stuff.

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John Paddy Carstairs

John Paddy Carstairs (born John Keys, 11 May 1910 in London – 12 December 1970 in London) was a prolific British film director (1933–62) and television director (1962–64), usually of light-hearted subject matter. He was also a comic novelist and painter. more…

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