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Panic in the Parlor (1956)
"Sailor Beware" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  17 December 1957 (USA)
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Battle-axe Emma Hornett dominates her hen-pecked husband Henry, his meek sister Edie and daughter Shirley. Shirley is to marry young sailor Albert,raised in an orphanage,and he and best man... See full summary »

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Battle-axe Emma Hornett dominates her hen-pecked husband Henry, his meek sister Edie and daughter Shirley. Shirley is to marry young sailor Albert,raised in an orphanage,and he and best man Carnoustie stay with the Hornetts on the eve of the wedding, though Emma makes sure the stag night is a brief one. Next day Albert fails to show up for the wedding. He eventually turns up at the house and confides in the vicar that if family life is anything like the Hornetts he wants no part of it. When the Hornetts are told this Emma declares that she sees that has been a "very wicked woman" and will mend her ways but, as the young couple eventually marry and move into their own house , one wonders how long her change of heart will last. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Michael Caine's first movie. See more »

Quotes

Henry Hornett: [hearing Emma sob from behind the door] Has she been listining! Let me get out of here while I'm still alive!
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Art Thou Weary, Art Thou Languid?
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Music by Henry Williams Baker
Words by John M. Neale
Arranged by Lambert Williamson
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typically..British 1950's humour a joy to watch
25 July 2003 | by (Exmouth Devon U.K.) – See all my reviews

In my opinion one of those lesser known comedies that seen advertised one would pass up.That would be a grate shame as there are some of Britain's classic 1950's comedy actors staring.Peggy mount steals the film she plays as always the "dragon" but as always plays it so well. Life as it was warts and all and a time of morals right or wrong which has passed by.


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