What happens to a family when their two-year-old infant son trundles home with a little red toy wagon filled to the brim with banknotes? And, provided they survive the shock, what do they do when he keeps returning with a fresh load from a source they can’t persuade him to reveal?
Tiger Kipps (Tom Ewell), an ex-convict trying to go straight, does not see why he shouldn’t keep the money. His wife, Sue (Julie Adams), swears to leave him if he doesn’t give it up, and fuel is added to the fiery tangle by her mother-in-law (Evelyn Vorden), a gambler and unregenerate crook who, of course, sides with her son.
Little Tiger Jnr (Dusty Henley) is subsequently kidnapped by the gangsters whose cache he has discovered (the proceeds of a bank hold-up), and old Ma Kipps redeems herself by trying to rescue the tot.
Junior gets hold of Ma’s gun, does a Hopalong Cassidy act and rounds them all up.
Just as the family is about to celebrate with the parole officer, Junior rolls up again with his wagon laden with jewels!
Tiger Kipps Jr.
Frederick de Cordova