Behave Yourself!

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Behave Yourself!
Behave Yourself! Film Poster.jpg
Behave Yourself! Theatrical Poster
Directed by George Beck
Produced by Norman Krasna (producer)
Stanley Rubin (associate producer)
Jerry Wald (producer)
Written by George Beck (screenplay)
George Beck (story)
Frank Tarloff (story)
Starring Farley Granger
Shelley Winters
Music by Leigh Harline
Cinematography James Wong Howe
Edited by Paul Weatherwax
Wald/Krasna Productions
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • September 19, 1951 (1951-09-19) (Premiere-Kansas City, MO)[1]
  • September 22, 1951 (1951-09-22) (US)[1]
Running time
81 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1 million (US rentals)[2]

Behave Yourself! is a 1951 American film directed and co-written by George Beck, starring Farley Granger and Shelley Winters, and released by RKO Radio Pictures.


Bill (Farley Granger) forgets about his anniversary, with Kate (Shelley Winters) until the last minute, when a small dog starts to follow him. From there, mayhem ensues, knocking things over. Bill is chased by the police, smugglers, counterfeiters, and murderers, as well as harangued by his mother-in-law.



The film was written in four days and was originally intended to be a vehicle for Cary Grant.[3]



  1. ^ a b "Behave Yourself!: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  2. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952
  3. ^ Cary Grant Will Star in Alimony Comedy Hopper, Hedda. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 11 Dec 1950: B12.

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