Joan Greenwood plays the general’s wife who converts her husband’s Scottish military headquarters into a hotel in his absence to fleece visiting Americans and raise some cash.
Director Anthony Kimmins also wrote the play on which this is based and didn’t really open it out much for the cinema. As a result, the talents of the hugely popular Ian Carmichael – the Hugh Grant of his day – are given little room.
However, there’s enthusiastic support from blowsy blonde Sandra Dorne and Ronald Brittain, the sergeant major who made a media career out of his military bearing and voice and watch out for visiting Americans Robert Beatty and Bob Nichols.
Cpl. Sidney Green
Lady Dodo Fitzadam
Gen. Sir Hamish Fitzadam
Mr Vernon, Amorous Prawn
R.S.M. Ronald Brittain