Sailor Beware. Image shows left to right: Daphne Pink (Joy Webster), Carnoustie Bligh (Gordon Jackson), Emma Hornett (Peggy Mount), Albert Tufnell (Ronald Lewis), Edie Hornett (Esma Cannon), Mrs. Lack (Thora Hird). Credit: Remus Films

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1956
Stars
Peggy Mount, Shirley Eaton, Ronald Lewis, Cyril Smith, Esma Cannon, Gordon Jackson, Geoffrey Keen, Joy Webster and more
Writers
Philip King and Falkland L. Cary
Director
Gordon Parry
Producer
Jack Clayton
Company

Able seaman Alfred Tufnell is looking forward to leaving the navy and marrying his beloved, Shirley Hornett. An orphan from naval care homes, the service is the only family he's ever known and Alfred can't wait to settle down with Shirley and begin life on their own terms.

He's shocked and hurt, however, to discover that Shirley's battleaxe mother, Emma, has put a deposit down on a house for the pair, just 3 doors from the family home. He can cope with his future mother-in-law in limited doses, but living on her doorstep...?

As the day of the wedding dawns, Albert has disappeared. Best man Carnoustie - being a fellow sailor - naturally gets the blame from Emma for Shirley having been abandoned at the altar, but little does she know that the true reason for his vanishing act is far closer to home!

Can the Reverend Purefoy patch up the relationship between lovebirds Shirley and Alfred before it's too late?

Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
80 minutes
UK release
September 1956
Distributors

Romulus Films

Independent Film Distributors

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Black and white

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Broadcast details

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