Because of its high productivity and "almost" 100 per cent employment, the village of Little Heyhoe, England is expecting a visit from the Prime Minister. The "almost" is because of Dan Dance (Eddie Byrne), an old rogue who would rather drink and philosophize than work. The Village Council are determined to have a perfect record so they connive to have the old man put into the alms-house which has been unoccupied for many years, where he must abide by rules laid down 400 years ago. A new Vicar arrives and discovers that, because of the circumstances created by the Council, Dan Dance is entitled to 6,000 pounds a year at the expense of the village.
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Pub landlord Sid James breaks the fourth wall when he sees the row of tramps boots outside their rooms and looks at the camera in exasperation. See more
[Emma Stebbins walks towards the almshouses, wearing a long hooded cloak and carrying a wicker basket
Mind you don't meet a big bad wolf!
Music by Kenneth Alford
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