When newlyweds Jack and Peggy face eviction, they are tricked into buying a run down houseboat.
After rebuilding the engine, they take their friends Sid and Sandra, on a local trip down the river to Folkestone, but somehow they end up in France, and with no fuel and supplies, they resort to desperate actions to get back home.
The nominal lead is Ian Carmichael, displaying the dottiness that served him so well throughout his career.
But he had lost his ability to carry a picture by this point, and lovely though Thora Hird’s daughter Janette Scott may be, she’s no great shakes as an actress.
Still, there’s a veritable treasure trove of eccentrics here, including Sidney James, Naunton Wayne, Irene Handl, Miles Malleson and Noel Purcell – not to mention old smoothie himself, Dennis Price.
C M Pennington-Richards