Out-of-work window washer Norman lands a job cleaning the windows of Lady Banderville’s manor home. The work is fine, but he’s often the victim of pranks by her ladyship’s bored, mischievous son, Sir Reginald.
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Adversity, calamity and wretched misfortune befall a well-meaning proletariat in a world dictated by functional rationality. Systematically condemned by every section of society in the manner of a greek tragedy, he is ultimately absolved using his winsome charm and consumate mastery of falling over.
Say what you like about Norman Wisdom but his popularity and wonky cap-wearing skills were unparalleled.