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Sailor Beware!

Sailor Beware!

Gordon Parry (1956)

U Certificate


Our Score
Based on a long-running stage success, this politically incorrect comedy established Peggy Mount in the booming shrew persona that was to make her such a hit in 1960s TV series such as George and the Dragon. Here she terrorises weak-kneed hubby Cyril Smith and prospective son-in-law Ronald Lewis on the eve of daughter Shirley Eaton's wedding. However, while she dominates the proceedings, she has every scene stolen from under her nose by the peerless Esma Cannon. There isn't a stand-up comic anywhere who couldn't reel off a dozen funnier mother-in-law gags, but this is, nevertheless, a fascinating reminder of what used to make us laugh.


A seaman meets his prospective mother-in-law and finds her so formidable that he starts to wonder whether his fiancee is really worth the stress. Discovering the fierce matriarch has put down a deposit on a house so they can all live on the same street, he finally decides to jump ship. Comedy, starring Peggy Mount, Shirley Eaton, Ronald Lewis and Gordon Jackson.

Cast & Crew

Emma Hornett Peggy Mount
Henry Hornett Cyril Smith
Shirley Hornett Shirley Eaton
Albert Tufnell Ronald Lewis
Edie Hornett Esma Cannon
Daphne Joy Webster
Carnoustie Bligh Gordon Jackson
Mrs Lack Thora Hird
Reverend Purefoy Geoffrey Keen
Toddy Jack MacGowran
TBC Michael Caine
Director Gordon Parry
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Romulus Films Ltd Available on: Available on DVD


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