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Sailor Beware!

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1956
  • Gordon Parry
  • 77 mins
  • U

Summary

Comedy starring Peggy Mount as an overbearing mother who is determined to have complete control over her daughter's wedding to a sailor.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Emma HornettPeggy Mount
Henry HornettCyril Smith
Shirley HornettShirley Eaton
Albert TufnellRonald Lewis
Edie HornettEsma Cannon
DaphneJoy Webster
Carnoustie BlighGordon Jackson
Mrs LackThora Hird
Reverend PurefoyGeoffrey Keen
ToddyJack MacGowran
TBCMichael Caine

Crew

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DirectorGordon Parry

Details

Theatrical distributor
Romulus Films Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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