Skin and Bones is the story of Mr. Quintus Bland, the eminent photographer, whose attempts to perfect X-ray film had the effect of leaving Mr. Bland in the position of being an X-ray film himself. In other words, he suddenly found himself no more than a skeleton! Mr. Bland seeks solace n the company of Pauline and Claude Whittle, a cheerful if slightly inebriated couple who promptly assist the fleshless hero from the frying pan into the fire.