A witty comedy about an Irishman, Byrne, living in a small English village, who sets the rest of the community on their heels with his unwillingness to work. The town is about to be the recipient of a visit by the prime minister, who is making the trip just to reward the place for having
almost total employment, the only holdout in this respect being the feisty Byrne. Though nearly all the villagers, especially the hypocritical members of the city council, harass the poor man, he gains a friend in a new clergyman. When the councilmen force the free-spirited indigent into the local
poorhouse where he is the only occupant, the vicar discovers that he becomes entitled...