A chimney sweep from Wigan dreams of winning the TT Races in the Isle of Man. With money ‘borrowed’ from his grandfather, George Shuttleworth builds the ‘Shuttleworth Snap’ motorcycle after failing to join the Rainbow Motor-Cycle team.
The film is set in London during World War II at the time of the Blitz. The leads are a couple of out of work variety entertainers who use great ingenuity in their efforts to get financial assistance to “put on a show”. Hoping to put their proposal to the formidable Lady Randall, ex-music hall star Lily Morris, they infiltrate her house in the guise of a servant (Murdoch) and cook (Askey – in drag).
Gracie gets public spirited with an adventure with the society ladies of Beverly Hills.
Here’s some of the better known shtick from one of the original TV funny men, Red Skelton.