A young English reporter makes a bet with a wealthy publisher that he can disappear for a month. In his absence the publisher makes much of the mysterious disappearance in an attempt to boost the circulation of his newspaper.
Whilst Rollo is meant to be hiding out in Eastbourne near the beginning of the film, the pier used is actually St Leonard's 'New Palace' Pier which was eventually dismantled between 1950-1953. A small plaque commemorates its existence.
I'll bet I could disappear and the police wouldn't find me. Or your paper with all its publicity.
Norman: I'll take that bet for five hundred pounds. And I'll throw in a job at the Daily Sun, if I lose.
Rollo Briggs: Save your bet, Dyson, I haven't got five hundred pounds.
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