Evans plays an English factory foreman (the film is dedicated to his real-life counterpart, Melbourne Johns, the subject of author Priestley's story) who journeys to newly occupied France at the outset of WW II, charged with recovering three machine parts that are important to the Allied
war effort. Trinder, a popular British comedian of the time (executive producer Sir Michael Balcon called him "the only comedian I know who is as lighthearted off the stage as on"), and Jackson (in his screen debut) are the two lorry-driving British army tommies assigned to accompany Evans on his
dangerous quest. Cummings is effective as the American girl who assists and accompanie...