Cast & Crew
When an unexploded buzz bomb drops on a farm in England during World War II, the military decides that the country's top secret service man, Wing Commander Blenkinsop, should go to enemy-occupied France to investigate. The authorities also agree that an exact double of Blenkinsop should be sent to North Africa to divert attention from his presence in France. The double is found in the person of Aircraftsman Arthur Atwood, an oafish latrine orderly; but on the night of their departure, their orders become mixed so that Atwood goes to France, and Blenkinsop is sent to Cairo. In attempting to escape from the enemy, Atwood inadvertently hides inside a buzz bomb about to be launched. Once in flight, he frantically pulls some wires, causing the bomb to land unexploded in England. Knighted for his act and relishing his new fame, Atwood decides to continue the impersonation while the real Blenkinsop finally gives up trying to convince people of his true identity. It happens, however, that after the war, Atwood stops at a men's washroom and discovers Blenkinsop as the attendant. Realizing it is time to end the masquerade, the two men hastily exchange clothes and resume their true identities.
J. Arthur Rank
If there is any similarity between this picture and certain events which occurred in the last war we shouldn't be at all surprised.- Narrator
Opened in Blackpool, England, in September 1959 as The Night We Dropped a Clanger.