John Mills stars in this British World War Two drama written and directed by Sidney Gilliat. When Jim Colter (Mills) is called up to serve in the army, he soon finds himself at war on two fronts. In his absence, his wife Tillie (Joy Shelton) attracts the amorous attention of vicious local spiv and self-acclaimed ladies' man Ted Purvis (Stewart Granger). After Jim's sister writes to tell him what is going on, Jim decides that the Nazis can wait, and breaks out of camp in order to rush home to his wife. With the military hot on his tail, Jim makes his way across war-torn London to settle the matter once and for all.