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David Preston, a bank official goes missing for 24 hours and has no memory of the lost time, but when he learns that the steward of his local club has implicated him in a robbery, and has been found murdered. Preston finds he has no alibi, and the police want him to account for the lost hours. Written by
Most appetising piece of oh-so British whimsey, predicated upon the premise that we English must never, ever lose control. As it is then, that chaos is come again.
Old Ralphie (well I remember his performances at awards ceremonies: "...thus affording the winner to paddle in a puddle of pride") casts himself (he directed this!) as the ever so staid English civil servant who finds himself in a most unusual predicament after the onset of a memory block, not, I might add, precipitated by a surfeit of alcohol, but by a ...well, I forget myself.
Anyway, the fact that a portion of the action takes place in a licensed premise notwithstanding, Ralphie manfully weathers this personal maelstrom and emerges a jolly good fellow (as if we ever doubted it) and all round tophole egg.
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