A young woman (Diane Hart) arrives at a Scottish university to visit her uncle (Joseph Tomelty), a famous writer now employed as a humble porter, who went into hiding during the Irish Civil War some thirty years earlier. The principal of the university (Patrick Barr) assumes she is his new secretary and she falls in with this. A senior professor (Duncan Macrae) starts a campaign to improve the morals of the students, and enlists his pompous son (Charles Hawtrey) in his crusade, with farcical results.
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Disclaimer in opening titles: "The Producers are grateful for the co-operation of the University of Glasgow. Nevertheless... All persons, places and incidents in this film are inventions. The traditions and customs of the four Scottish Universities differ widely in each... In this fifth University they differ more widely still." See more