Sailor Beware! (1956 film)

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This article is about 1956 British film. For other films with a similar title, see Sailor Beware (disambiguation).
Sailor Beware!
Sailor Beware 1956 Film.jpg
British 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
Remus Films
Romulus Films
Distributed by Independent Film Dist. (UK)
Distributors Corporation of America (US)
Release date(s)
  • 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]

Sailor Beware! (1956) is a British comedy directed by Gordon Parry, based on the stage play with the same name. It was released as Panic in the Parlor in the United States.[2]

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.[3]


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

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