Panic Button (1964 film)

Panic Button is 1964 low-budget Italian-produced comedy film starring, Maurice Chevalier, Eleanor Parker, Jayne Mansfield, and Mike Connors. Filmed in the summer of 1962, in Italy, and released nearly two years later, the film tells the story of how two unknown actors (Chevalier and Mansfield) are chosen to be in a big-budgeted film version of Romeo and Juliet. The film was known for being one of the many foreign movies Mansfield was forced to make since her contract was dropped from 20th Century Fox in 1962.

Panic Button
Directed byGeorge Sherman
Giuliano Carnimeo
Written byHal Biller
Morton Friedman
StarringMaurice Chevalier
Eleanor Parker
Jayne Mansfield
Release date
  • April 1964 (1964-04) (U.S.)
  • 1967 (1967) (Finland)
Running time
90 mins



The film was opened to a brief release in Italy in 1962, and was officially released in the United States in April 1964. At most theaters, Panic Button served as a secondary feature and not a success.

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