Trevor is 'between jobs'. He spends his days avoiding his nagging heifer of a wife by hiding out in his allotment shed and painting figurines for his wargames with his agoraphobic friend, Graham, and dreaming of his heroic alter-ego, the battle mage Casimir the Destroyer. When Mr Parsons, one of the other allotment tenants, petitions to have Trevor removed from his disgrace of a plot (he's not there to grow stuff!) an argument ensues that leaves Trevor with a corpse to hide. Unfortunately, this untimely accident coincides with the zombie apocalypse and Mr Parsons' return is just the beginnings of Trevor's problems. More pressing is whether or not he should try and save his wife and her beautiful best friend, who both he and Graham have a thing for.
1932年11月的英国。高斯福德庄园是一个名流云集之地， William McCordle爵士和他的妻子Sylvia约请了亲朋好友进行了一个狩猎会。邀请的客人包罗万象：伯爵夫人、一战英雄、英国音乐偶像，以及正在拍摄《陈查利》影片的美国电影制片人。当客人们聚集在楼上金碧辉 煌的画室时，侍候他们的贴身男女仆人们排站在硕大的住宅内，而佣人们则挤满了厨房和楼下的走道。随着一声尖叫，爵士死了。在调查此案的过程中，发现各人与各人之间隐藏着深不可测的矛盾，而事实的真相不叫人惊讶，叫人惊讶的是所谓的名流背后那些不堪入目的真面目。
西蒙（凯德·麦拉德 Kad Merad 饰）曾是一名非常有名的小提琴演奏家，对这项乐器充满了热情与喜爱，可是如今，他却现身巴黎的一所初中之中，成为了那里的一群六年级孩子们的小提琴老师。西蒙对待音乐的态度非常的严肃，他自己的个性也十分不苟言笑，因此无法和班上的孩子们打成一片，孩子们在调皮捣蛋的同时也非常惧怕这位老师。阿诺（艾尔弗雷德·雷利 Alfred Renely 饰）是一个非常害羞的男孩，和班上的其他孩子不同，他对待小提琴有着和西蒙一样的热爱。阿诺的憧憬渐渐点燃了西蒙内心里快要熄灭的火焰，在阿诺的影响下，西蒙找到了人生新的方向。
Wealthy Rollo Treadway (Buster Keaton) suddenly decides to propose to his neighbor across the street, Betsy O'Brien (Kathryn McGuire), and sends his servant to book passage for a honeymoon sea cruise to Honolulu. When Betsy rejects his sudden offer however, he decides to go on the trip anyway, boarding without delay that night. Because the pier number is partially covered, he ends up on the wrong ship, the Navigator, which Betsy's rich father (Frederick Vroom) has just sold to a small country at war.Agents for the other small nation in the conflict decide to set the ship adrift that same night. When Betsy's father checks up on the ship, he is captured and tied up by the saboteurs. Betsy hears his cry for help and boards the ship to look for him, just before it is cut loose.The Navigator drifts out into the Pacific Ocean. The two unwitting passengers eventually find each other. At first, they have great difficulty looking after themselves, but adapt after a few weeks. At one point, they sight a navy ship and hoist a brightly-colored flag, not realizing it signals that the ship is under quarantine. As a result, the other vessel turns away.Finally, the ship grounds itself near an inhabited tropical island and springs a leak. While Rollo dons a deep sea diving suit and submerges to patch the hole, the black natives canoe out and take Betsy captive. When Rollo emerges from the ocean, the natives are scared off, enabling him to rescue Betsy and take her back to the ship. The natives return and try to board the ship. After a fierce struggle, Rollo and Betsy try to escape in a small dinghy. It starts to sink, and the natives swiftly overtake them in their canoes. Just when all seems lost, a navy submarine surfaces right underneath them and they are saved.