Lancashire publican Bill Ramsbottom (Arthur Askey) inherits a saloon and some land with uranium deposits from his grandfather, Wild Bill Ramsbottom, who lived the cowboy life in Canada.
Bill packs up with wife Florrie (Betty Marsden), daughter Joan (Shani Wallis) and head barman Charlie (Glenn Melvyn) and leaves behind the Bull and Cow and heads to the country of the maple leaf.
Tiny Bill is excited to be in the small town of Lonesome – but an evil baddie named Black Jake (Sid James) is determined to steal Bill’s inheritance, even if it means killing the Lancastrian.
Meanwhile, the Lonesome locals expect Bill to follow in the footsteps of his notorious bigger-than-life grandfather and appoint him Sheriff.
A ding-dong struggle ensues between Bill and Black Jake but thanks to the help of a friendly Indian Chief (Jerry Desmonde), Bill defeats Jake and secures the map showing the position of the uranium deposits.
The picture has a convincing western atmosphere and the realistic backgrounds add to the fun. Arthur Askey sings and clowns while Glenn Melvyn makes an effective foil as Charlie.