An amusing and, to some extent, insightful look at the lives of young British soldiers serving in Malaya. Their major concern, outweighing the threat of rebel revolt, is the pursuit of sexual conquests. Indeed, most of the young men are as naive about romance as they are about war. The
film concentrates on the exploits of Bennett, a clerk with a fancy for Redgrave, a local schoolteacher and the daughter of regimental sergeant Major Patrick. Both Bennett and Redgrave have had no experience in the subtler aspects of romance, so their attempts at love result in rather embarrassing
spectacles. Eventually, they do hit it off, the opportune moment coming during a raid. T...