I am thrilled beyond words that this film is at last available on DVD. It is quite simply a classic of British working-class comedy of the 1950s.
Arthur Askey is not everyones cup of tea, that I know, but in this film he plays a train driver trying to manage his family, work, and get to see his football team play. Superb location work in Bolton (I think), great dialogue (AA opens door to daughters boyfriend "Who are you?", he says- "Alf Hall" comes the reply- "well don't worry" says AA "I'll catch you!"). Follwing this dialogue the boyfriend does the greatest pratfall ever committed to celluloid- you'll rewind that bit again and again, and still you will not be able to work out how he does it!