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Shop Spoiled (1954)

The Crowded Day (original title)
One day in the lives and loves of the staff in a large department store.

Director:

John Guillermin

Writers:

Talbot Rothwell (screenplay), John Paddy Carstairs (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Rice ... Peggy
Josephine Griffin ... Yvonne
Freda Jackson ... Mrs. Morgan
Patricia Marmont Patricia Marmont ... Eve
Patricia Plunkett ... Alice
Sonia Holm ... Moira
Vera Day ... Suzy
Rachel Roberts ... Maggie
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. Jones
Marianne Stone ... Mr. Stanton's Secretary
Dandy Nichols ... Charwoman
John Gregson ... Leslie
Edward Chapman ... Mr. Bunting
Cyril Raymond ... Philip Stanton
Richard Wattis ... Mr. Christopher
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Storyline

One day in the lives and loves of the staff in a large department store.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1954 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Shop Spoiled See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

David Dent Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The house that the pregnant Yvonne visits to try to locate her boyfriend is known as Tower House. It still stands in Melbury Rd, Holland Park, London W14. It was bought by actor Richard Harris for £75000 in 1968 who sold it to musician Jimmy Page in 1972. See more »

Quotes

Yvonne Pascoe: I'm going to have his baby.
Mrs. Blayburn: You little slut!
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Connections

Featured in Benefits Britain 1949: Episode #1.2 (2013) See more »

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Memories of when I was 8 years old
17 December 2015 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

Yes I was just starting my junior education in 1954 and it was the year we fist owned a Murphy TV one channel (BBC only) and a refrigerator.Britain was just getting onto her feet again after WWII and we still endured rationing.This is a film very much directed at us British audiences and the references made in the film will chime with many of us UK citizens of a certain age.The other reviewers have noted the well known cavalcade cast of British actors & actresses from the lead (John Gregson of "Genevieve" fame 1953) to the slightly lesser known Dandy Nichols ("Till Death Do Us Part") 1960s TV comedy with the late Warren Mitchell, to the Barbara "Windsoresque" Vera Day - a temporary secretary in ("I was Monty's Double") with John Mills & Clifton James (1955} and Michael Goodliffe (Thomas Andrews in A Night to Remember 1958) not forgetting Richard Wattis (Sykes 1970s TV comedy)etc etc.

Yes the departmental store concept is changing from its traditional concept, indeed I read only yesterday that John Lewis Stores plc. is investing £250,000,000 in building up its internet sales division which is gradually overtaking its store led sales.How times have changed over 61 years!For someone of my vintage years this will be a trip down memory lane remembering shopping trips with your mother buying school uniforms.Enjoyable, my rating 7/10


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