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78 Ratings

Who's Minding the Store?

Directed by Frank Tashlin
United States, 1963


When penniless klutz Norman Phiffier falls in love with department-store heiress Barbara Tuttle, the girl’s snooty mother tries to derail the romance by giving him ridiculous and demeaning tasks around the store.

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Who's Minding the Store? Directed by Frank Tashlin

Critics reviews

Precise cutting between the eager horde and Lewis’ zany expressions creates a dissonance that both highlights Norman’s reactions and clearly separates him from the materialistic stampede. The director’s background in animation is also evident in such scenes; one is reminded of reaction shots in which a cartoon character’s eyes burst out of its head while steam comes out its ears.
June 05, 2015
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