If you ever stay at London's swanky Royal Connought Hotel, be sure to ask for Mr Darling (Frankie Howerd). He's the hotel's Hall Porter and unofficial 'Mr. Fixit' - the man who knows everything and can get you anything... In fact Bill Darling is idolised by the guests and the main reason that anyone stays at the hotel. So, imagine the hotel management's consternation when he comes into a fortune and decides to pack his bags and decamp to the South of France. After all, he's indispensable... But a man can get tired of a life of luxury - and when Bill decides the beach life isn't for him, he returns to find the hotel up for sale. Plunging the last of his money into buying the property, Bill Darling finds he has just days to convince sceptical investors that the now dilapidated (and empty) hotel is a potential goldmine!