This classic short (the run time is only 30 mins) is one of a series of 'sound effect' comedies produced in the late 60's, early 70's. A half way house between silent and talkies, there is no articulated speech, and much of the humour is derived from the music and soundtrack.
This tale follows two inept handymen, Graham Stark and John Junkin, as they go about their day, and starts off as pretty much a variation on the old 'wallpaper' routine beloved of slapstick comedians. The situations are funny, the humour gentle and well executed. I especially enjoy the 'duel' between the two cranes.
This features a host of famous names, such as Peter Sellers, Michael Caine, Morceambe and Wise and Bob Monkhouse, but don't be fooled by the prominent billing they are give, Stark and Junkin are the stars of the show, most of the famous names only get 4 or 5 seconds screen time. Each cameo is hilarious however. Especially Caine's.
The DVD is pretty basic - you get the film, limited liner notes and a commentary track. The picture isn't the best quality, and it is for the lack or remastering that I am docking one star. This doesn't detract too much though, and this is a decent budget release.
If you like this then also check out 'The Plank' and Futtock's End'.