Norman Wisdom was one of the funniest people in the history of British film. His talent for physical comedy was matchless - no wonder Charlie Chaplin called Wisdom his favourite clown. But he could also switch to become sensitive and serious, as when he first sang 'Don't Laugh at Me' in Trouble in Store (1953). He was always on the side of the underdog, deflating the pretensions of the high and mighty, and looking for real love.
Here he is in Trouble in Store, the film which launched and defined his film career, playing opposite Jerry Desmonde: