A gang of incompetent crooks (George Cole, Sid James and Bernard Bresslaw) unsuccessfully attempt to rob a tight-fisted millionaire (Terry-Thomas) and decide to kidnap his daughter instead, only to end up with his wife Lucy.
Terry-Thomas gives a priceless performance as the wheeler-dealer unconcerned whether he sees abducted wife Brenda de Banzie ever again, and George Cole, Sid James and the gang ooze “cor blimey” criminality.
The cast is a Who’s Who of British comedy and the script by Michael Pertwee is based on a devilish premise. But the picture never really lives up to its billing, largely due to the less-than-inspired direction of Italian exile Mario Zampi.
Brenda De Banzie
John Le Mesurier
Police Constable James Smith