A Member of Parliament, who had been reportedly killed in action during World War II, unexpectedly returns to his family, only to find that his wife has been persuaded to take his seat in the House of Commons.
The village scenes were shot in and around the Surrey village of Chiddingfold.
Well, you see, food is harder to come by than it was before you went away. She's gone to beg for a chicken.
Michael Wentworth: Beg for a chicken? Can't we pay for one?
Nanny: Nowadays it isn't a matter of whether you can pay for a thing or not - It's a matter of whether you're...
The film starts with a caption saying "June 1940" as news is received of the death of one of the characters. We see various diary entries, including one saying he's been sent to war - this one is dated "December 8th 1941."