McGee Facts about this film
- Henry played another Royal Naval officer in the
ill-fated Television Series "Tell
it to the Marines" three years after this movie.
- Do not confuse this movie with "Sailor
Beware" (1952), starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis or
"Sailors Three" (1940) starring Tommy Trinder,
Claude Hulbert and Michael Wilding.
- Michael Caine makes an uncredited
appearance in this, film debut, as a sailor on
Lewis' ship. Henry makes an uncredited appearance as a
Tailor in "The
Neat Places to Visit
Mount (C), Gordon Jackson (L) and Ronald Lewis (L)
(Alas...no Henry McGee) in a still from 1956 Britsh Comedy
Classic "Sailor Beware".
The story is based on the same title stage play and was known
as "Panic in the Parlor" in the US. As far as we know this is Henry's
very first cinema appearance where he played a very minor untitled role.
80 minutes long & filmed in Black and White, the film
Starred Peggy Mount (Edie Hornett) as the typical "British
Mother-in-Law" who has to control her daughter Shirley's life
(Shirley Eaton) and wedding to every extent. She dictates all the arrangements
for her daughter's wedding to such an extent that the intended groom Albert
Tufnell (Ronald Lewis), leaves Shirley at the Alter, when he discovers that his
mother-in-law has bought a house three doors away from the house in which and
his newly intended are going to live . Hilarity ensues.
Thora Hird (Mrs Lack) and Gordon Jackson (Carnoustie Bligh)
The Times described it as "It's the music-hall
mother-in-law joke inflated to gigantic proportions".