Crook's Tour


Time Out says

A relic from the days of radio spin-offs, this genially rickety comedy features Caldicott and Charters, the two amiable asses from the old boy network - impersonated by Radford and Wayne - who enlivened The Lady Vanishes and Night Train to Munich, then graduated to a radio series. The stock plot has them stranded in an Arabian desert while on a package tour, being mistakenly entrusted with secret information in a Baghdad nightclub, and then pursued all over the place by Nazi agents. Uninspiring stuff, but the patter remains endearingly funny. Rescued from a nasty fate in the desert by a sheik who also proves to be a member of the old boy network and invites them to dinner (sheep's eyes, of course), Wayne remains distraught: 'But we haven't got dinner jackets,' he protests.


Release details

84 mins

Cast and crew

John Baxter
John Watt, Max Kester
Basil Radford
Naunton Wayne
Greta Gynt
Abraham Sofaer
Charles Oliver
Gordon McLeod
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