Whilst financier, James Ryder, (Harry H. Corbett) discusses a potential take-over deal, he is unaware that Mrs. Cragg (Peggy Mount) is busy polishing the floor beneath his desk. After Ryder leaves, Mrs Cragg retrieves an un-smoked cigar from the wastepaper bin, wraps it in a crumpled telegram, and takes it for her next cleaning client, Colonel Whitforth (Robert Morley). The Colonel gladly accepts the cigar, but is even more excited by the contents of the telegram, which allow him to make a cool £5,000 on the stock market! However, Mrs Cragg feels uncomfortable with her easy gains and visits Mr Ryder s office in order to give him the money back. But when she finds out that the city financiers want to use her street for development, Mrs Cragg decides that they have to be stopped. With the help of fellow cleaners, Mrs. Merryweather (Dandy Nichols), Mrs. Higgins (Miriam Karlin) and Emily Parish (Avril Elgar), the ladies who do take on the city gents at their own game!
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Booklet, Interactive Menu, Production Notes, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Mrs. Cragg and her neighbours in Pitt Street are cleaners in big City office blocks. Mrs Cragg also 'does' for Colonel Whitforth, an impecunious gambler. Early one morning she is under the desk when James Ryder arrives and discusses a potential take-over. She salvages a cigar for the Colonel, wrapping it in Ryder's discarded telegram. He uses both to advantage and shares the profits with her. A speculating company, Ladezudu, is formed with Whitforth as the expert and the ladies providing the information from their offices. Finally they invest their capital in irish pigs but swine fever eliminates both their capital. Meanwhile Ryder is negotiating the redevelopment of Pitt Street, his own home ground, with a time limit for demolition to start. The ladies and their friends gang up, confounding the contractors and the police. Whitforth arrives with heartening news of their fortunes. Ladezudu invite Ryder to join the board and share their redevelopment scheme. ...Ladies Who Do