Attenborough, Hemmings, and Stewart are con artists who work out a scheme to sell crates of weapons, which are really filled with scrap metal, to a militant African. Things backfire when they accidentally ship the revolutionary back to Africa in one of the crates. Hemmings takes over as
the brains and plans to rip off Pennell, a wealthy young man, then double-cross Attenborough, who is trying to get Pennell's money first. Everyone converges on Lebanon, and, through a slapstick set of events, Stewart drives off with the money leaving Attenborough, Hemmings, and Stribling stranded
in the desert.