Based on R.J. Minney's 1946 novel Nothing to Lose, Lewis Gilbert's Time Gentlemen Please! is a mildly subversive if rather gentle political comedy, featuring some pleasurable comic performances from its well-assembled cast.
"Classic British comedy of the early 1950s. Because of its high productivity and almost 100 per cent employment, the town of Hayhoe, England is expecting a visit from the Prime Minister. The 'almost' is because of Dan Dance (Eddie Byrne), an old rogue who would rather drink and philosophise than work. The Village Council decide to take measures to achieve their perfect record..." Showbox Home Entertainment