Follow a Star (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

Follow a Star (1959)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Combining music, comedy, and pathos, this tale of a gullible singer and the people around him is simple but effective. Norman Wisdom stars as Norman Truscott, someone with a good singing voice who wants to perform but lacks the confidence to get up on stage. His voice teacher (Hattie Jacques) and his girlfriend Judy (June Laverick) both know he can do it, but he actually cannot perform unless Judy is there next to him, playing the piano. Meanwhile, Norman manages to drive his psychiatrist crazy and generally wreaks havoc wherever he goes. When the unscrupulous singer Vernon Carew (Jerry Desmonde) takes unfair and wholly illegal advantage of Norman's singing, he inadvertently leads to the solution of at least a few of the man's problems.


Norman Wisdom
as Norman Truscott
Jerry Desmonde
as Vernon Carew
Hattie Jacques
as Dymphna Dobson
Richard Wattis
as Dr. Chatterway
Eddie Leslie
as Harold Franklin
Sydney Tafler
as Pendlebury
Fenella Fielding
as Lady Finchington
Charles Heslop
as The General
Joe Melia
as Stage Manager
Ron Moody
as Violinist
View All

Critic Reviews for Follow a Star

All Critics (2)

Another of the strained British comedies which centre around Norman Wisdom, a sort of English equivalent of Jerry Lewis...

October 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The potential that Norman Wisdom once undoubtedly possessed is quite obscured by this film -- with its silly, tawdry script and the inept direction of Robert Asher.

January 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews

There are no featured reviews for Follow a Star at this time.

Follow a Star Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features