Will Hay in one of his earliest roles. Country vicar, Rev. Richard Jedd (Hay) despises the vices of gambling and drink but finds himself mixed up in both when his long-lost half sister re-appears. Having unsuccessfully tried to raise money for the expensive repairs needed to his church's steeple, the Reverend is persuaded by his half-sister to gamble on the horse she co-owns with a brewer - the horse is called Dandy Dick after the very Reverend. He then finds himself mixed up not only in gambling but the crooked end of it and ends up on the run from the police.