Panic in the Parlour (1956 film)

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Panic in the Parlour
Sailor Beware 1956 Film.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Gordon Parry
Produced by Jack Clayton
Written by Falkland L Cary
Philip King
Starring Peggy Mount
Shirley Eaton
Ronald Lewis
Esma Cannon
Gordon Jackson
Geoffrey Keen
Distributed by Independent Film Dist. (UK)
Distributors Corporation of America (US)
Release dates
  • 4 September 1956 (1956-09-04) (UK)
  • 17 December 1957 (1957-12-17) (USA)
Running time
81 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £221,779 (UK)[1]

Panic in the Parlour (1956) is a British comedy directed by Gordon Parry. It was released as Sailor Beware! in the United States.[2][3]

It follows the story of a sailor betrothed to be married, but wary that home-life may echo that of her parents: a hen-pecked husband and battle-axe mother.

It was one of Michael Caine's very first films, where he has a small, uncredited role as a sailor.



The film was one of the ten most popular films at the British box office in 1956.[4]


  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p509
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  3. ^ IMDb: Release info for Sailor Beware! Retrieved 2013-01-30
  4. ^ BRITISH. FILMS MADE MOST MONEY: BOX-OFFICE SURVEY The Manchester Guardian (1901-1959) [Manchester (UK)] 28 Dec 1956: 3

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