Watch it, Sailor!
Watch it, Sailor! is a 1961 British comedy film directed by Wolf Rilla and starring Dennis Price, Liz Fraser and Irene Handl. It was based on the 1960 play of the same name by Falkland L. Cary and Philip King, which was a sequel to their earlier play, Sailor Beware, and was filmed in 1956.
|Watch it, Sailor!|
British quad poster
|Directed by||Wolf Rilla|
|Produced by||Maurice Cowan|
|Screenplay by||Falkland L. Cary|
|Based on||play Watch it, Sailor! by Falkland Cary & Philip King|
|Music by||Douglas Gamley|
|Edited by||James Needs|
Maurice Cowan Productions (for) (as Cormorant)
Hammer Film Productions
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures Corporation (UK)|
A sailor returns home to marry his fiancée, but runs into a series of farcical situations.
- Dennis Price ... Lt. Cmdr Hardcastle
- Liz Fraser ... Daphne Pink
- Irene Handl ... Edie Hornett
- Vera Day ... Shirley Hornett
- Graham Stark ... Carnoustie Bligh
- John Meillon ... Albert Tufnell
- Marjorie Rhodes ... Emma Hornett
- Cyril Smith ... Henry Hornett
- Frankie Howerd ... Church Organist
- Miriam Karlin ... Mrs. Lack
- Arthur Howard ... Vicar
- Renée Houston ... Mrs. Mottram
- Brian Reece ... Solicitor
- Bobby Howes ... Drunk
- Harry Locke ... Ticket Collector
- William Mervyn ... Ship's Captain
- Marianne Stone ... Woman with Child
- Diane Aubrey ... Barmaid
The Radio Times wrote, "A host of familiar British comedy talent fill out the cast including Irene Handl, Miriam Karlin and Frankie Howerd...this is unexceptional, though some enjoyment can be found watching the old pros go through their paces"; and Allmovie wrote, "the two great scene-stealers in this comedy of errors are Irene Handl as the bride's eccentric (okay, she's just plain dotty) aunt, whose ramblings have a surreal quality; and Dennis Price as the droll-witted officer who is forced by orders to interfere with the impending marriage, and then ordered to make it right. With the cock of an eye-brow or the slight curl of a lip, before he even utters a line, Price dominates every scene in which he appears, and even if the rest of the movie weren't as funny as it is, his performance would be worth the price of admission."
- "BFI | Film & TV Database | WATCH IT SAILOR! (1961)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
- Brennan, Clare (24 July 2016). "Watch It, Sailor! / The Vertical Hour review – trouble with the in-laws" – via The Guardian.
- "Watch It, Sailor!".
- "Sailor Beware (1956)".
- "Watch It, Sailor! - Film from RadioTimes".
- "Watch It, Sailor? (1961) - Wolf Rilla - Review - AllMovie".