Kenneth More stars as Crichton, the impeccable butler to Lord Henry Loam (Cecil Parker). Crichton is a man who knows his place in the grand scheme of things. He's supremely happy being a gentleman's gentleman - until fate takes a strange twist! While holidaying in the South Seas aboard his steam yacht, Lord Loam and his three beautiful daughters are shipwrecked on a tropical island along with Crichton and maid Eliza (Diane Cilcnto). With Edwardian England - and civilisation - left far behind, Crichton quickly becomes the *guv> and the aristocratic Loam family become his servants! However, is Crichton reaching too far when he falls in love with the gorgeous Lady Mary (Sally Ann Howes)?