In Cromwellian England, royalists commisson a barrow boy to carry a secret letter. Helped by Nell Gwynn, he succeeds after encounters with a castle ghost and custard pies
In wintry 17th century London, a poor barrow boy chances upon lordly protection from Oliver Cromwell’s bullying soldiers.
The grateful wretch is entrusted by his new master with the delivery of a vital letter from the exiled King Charles II in France.
He befriends tavern owner Nell Gwynne and sets off on his mission, but the Roundheads are in hot pursuit...
A pantomime crossed with an Aldwych farce in a period setting. It failed at the time but now seems a brave try, with nice judgment all round. (Halliwell’s)