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Panic in the Parlor (1956)

81 min | Comedy

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 ...See moreBattle-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 See less
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Writers
Philip King (stage play "Sailor Beware") (screenplay) | Falkland L. Cary (stage play "Sailor Beware") (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Douglas Slocombe (lighting cameraman)
Editor
Stan Hawkes (as Stanley Hawkes)
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Updated Sep 4, 1956

Release date
Dec 17, 1957 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Peggy Mount
Emma Hornett Emma Hornett   See fewer
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Shirley Eaton
Shirley Hornett Shirley Hornett   See fewer
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Ronald Lewis
Albert Tufnell Albert Tufnell   See fewer
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Cyril Smith
Henry Hornett Henry Hornett   See fewer
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Esma Cannon
Edie Hornett Edie Hornett   See fewer
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Gordon Jackson
Carnoustie Bligh Carnoustie Bligh   See fewer
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Geoffrey Keen
The Rev. Purefoy The Rev. Purefoy   See fewer
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Thora Hird
Mrs. Lack Mrs. Lack   See fewer
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Joy Webster
Daphne Pink Daphne Pink   See fewer
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Eliot Makeham
Uncle Brummell (as Elliot Makeham) Uncle Brummell (as Elliot Makeham)   See fewer
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Fred Griffiths
Taxi Driver Taxi Driver   See fewer
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Edie Martin
Little Woman In Church Little Woman In Church   See fewer
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Margaret Moore
Little Girl Little Girl   See fewer
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Barbara Hicks
Little Girl's Mother Little Girl's Mother   See fewer
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George Rose
Waiter At Banfield's Waiter At Banfield's   See fewer
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Frank Atkinson
Chauffeur (uncredited) Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alfie Bass
Organist (uncredited) Organist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Beynon
Bearded Sailor (uncredited) Bearded Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Blackwell
Co-op Man (uncredited) Co-op Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne Blake
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Caine
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Collingwood
Verger (uncredited) Verger (uncredited)   See fewer
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George A. Cooper
Petty Officer (uncredited) Petty Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Eddington
Bearded Sailor (uncredited) Bearded Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Houston
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack MacGowran
Toddy (uncredited) Toddy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry McGee
Milkman (uncredited) Milkman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Pike
Bit Part (uncredited) Bit Part (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Sagar
Naval Rating (uncredited) Naval Rating (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 310 votes