Born on September 8th, 1925
From Southsea, Hampshire, England
With an unsatisfying home life and career, librarian John Lewis (Peter Sellers) spends most of his time daydreaming of illicit affairs with attractive women. On one such day, gorgeous Elizabeth Gruffydd-Williams (Mai Zetterling), the wife of prominent community figure Vernon Williams, walks into his life. Soon the two are plotting a passionate love affair, but somehow never seem to make it work. Meanwhile, Lewis' wife, Jean (Virginia Maskell), waits for him to come around.
Upper-class but unemployable Stanley Windrush (Ian Carmichael) is offered an unskilled job on the floor of a missile factory owned by his unscrupulous Uncle Bertram (Dennis Price). When personnel manager Major Hitchcock (Terry-Thomas) discovers how much more quickly Windrush can complete his tasks than the other workers, union steward Fred Kite (Peter Sellers) calls a strike to keep his men from having their wages cut. The unexpected results cause nothing but trouble for all concerned.