Turnbottom Round prides itself as the village without crime; there has not been an arrest recorded by the local police for years. Unfortunately, this is more to do with the inability of Sgt Dudfoot and his constables Jerry and Harbottle to so much as recognise a crime. With their jobs on the line, the trio attempt to stage a crime of their own, only to inadvertently uncover a smuggling ring and a headless horseman... Written by
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The first section of the film contains an in-joke about Will Hay
's real-life career. In 1937 his radio show was "faded out" to make time for a broadcast by the Prime Minister. Hay was furious and vowed never to broadcast again. A popular outcry led by the Daily Express forced the BBC to apologize before Hay would go back on the air. When Dudfoot's broadcast ends the same way, he says, "The BBC always fade out the best items", and when threatened with dismissal he says, "If only we could get the Daily Express behind us . . . " See more
When the garage door opens 'spontaneously' the wire used to pull it open is visible. See more
Constable Jeremiah 'Jerry' Harbottle
[Dudfoot has been embezzling the salary of a non-existent constable
If I hadn't come in you wouldn't have had any Harbottle to show.
Constable Albert Brown
That's right, and you wouldn't be able to stick for half his wages.
Sergeant Samuel Dudfoot
Remade as The Boys in Blue
Music by Montague Ewing See more