When German V1 rockets start to fall on England, Air Vice Marshal Sir Bertram Bukpasser (Cecil Parker) insists there is only one man for the job – the celebrated and much bemedalled suave secret service man, Wing Commander Blenkinsop (Brian Rix, the star of the successful Whitehall theatre farces).
A daring masterplan is hatched to send a double of the Wing Commander to North Africa while he secretly flies to France.
The fate of the project, indeed of Britain, depends on the double – Aircraftsman Arthur Atwood (also Brian Rix), presently on latrine duties somewhere in England.
Needless to say, the plans get mixed up, and the incompetent Atwood parachutes into France and leads the secret mission, while the real agent is sent to Cairo as a decoy.
The run-of-the-mill comedy – a poor-mans parody of I Was Monty’s Double – is rescued by a number of brief cameos from William Hartnell, Leslie Phillips, Liz Fraser (in an eye-popping performance as a nightclub singer), Hattie Jacques and Irene Handl.
Released in the USA as Make Mine a Double.
Aircraftsman Arthur Atwood/Wing Commander Blenkinsop
Air Vice Marshal Sir Bertram Bukpasser
Warrant Officer Bright
Squadron Leader Thomas
Squadron Leader Grant
Flight Lieutenant Spendal
Air Marshal Carruthers
Air Commodore Turner
Wing Commander Jones
Wing Commander Priestly