Norman Puckle (Norman Wisdom) is a grocer who joins the Navy and finds himself chosen to man a rocket flight into outer space. After Norman brings his own brand of madcap mayhem to the training process, his superiors begin to suspect that they might have picked the wrong person for the mission. Also starring Ian Hunter and Edward Chapman.
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Norman Wisdom's immense popularity stems from his hilarious portrayal of the little guy who always seemed to win out in the end. The cloth-capped bumbler is one of the great creations of British comedy.
Norman Puckle (Norman Wisdom) is in despair: his love for a haughty cinema attendant has been spurned. After trying to commit suicide, he is rescued and persuaded to join the Navy. There he continuously causes havoc, until he is hand-picked by the admiral as the first man to be sent into space aboard their new craft.
But why has the admiral selected an apparently bungling idiot, and, more importantly, how on earth will Norman cope?