Dark comedy about a seaside Punch and Judy man driven to distraction by his social climbing wife and his hatred for the snobbery of local government. He is persuaded to go to the Mayor's gala evening but it's all too much for him.
Hancock rebels again!
Did You Know?
At the start of the film, the motto SEMPER PORRO NUMQUAM RETRO - EVER FORWARD NEVER BACKWARD appears on the screen and then reduces to the emblem on the corporation dust cart. See more
Dudley House Bed & Breakfast has a Bognor Regis, rather than Piltdown, phone number, so revealing the genuine location used. See more
The Piltdown civic dignitaries portrayed in this film are, like all other characters and events in the film, wholly fictitious and any similarity to any persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more
The version of the film issued in 2006 as a DVD double with Call Me Genius
by Optimum Releasing is edited, removing four minutes of footage (at around the nine minutes mark). This loses Wally leaving the house after breakfast - after inserting some flowers into the pig ornament on his way out - to visit Edward mending the puppet crocodile in his garage, then encountering the Mayor on the road. The beginning of the following scene in the Town Hall is also clipped. See more
In Party Mood
Music by Jack Strachey See more