Alfred Lynch (Horace Pope)Sean Connery (Pedlar Pascoe)Victor Maddern (1st Airman)Harry Locke (Huxtable)John Le Mesurier (Hixon)Eric Barker (Doctor)Viola Keats (Sister)Peter Sinclair (Mr. Pope)Edna Morris (Lil)Thomas Heathcote (Sergeant)Brian Weske (Corporal)Jack Lambert (Police Constable)Cyril Smith (Ticket Collector)Cecil Parker (Gr)Simon Lack (Fl)Graham Stark (Sgt. Ellis)Jean Aubrey (Waaf Corporal)Jack Smethurst (Dai Tovey)
When he is pulled up in court for selling stuff on the street, Horace Pope says he was only doing it while waiting to enlist. The judge calls his bluff and forces him to sign up. Pope makes friends with the easy going but loyal Pedlar Pascoe, who happily goes along with all of his scams in an effort to avoid the front lines and make a bit on the side. However, his scams cause trouble where he goes and there are only so many places he can go before France beckons.