Don't Panic Chaps!

Don't Panic Chaps!

Original British quad poster
Directed by George Pollock
Produced by Teddy Baird
Written by Michael Corston
Jack Davies
Ronald Holroyd
Starring Dennis Price
George Cole
Thorley Walters
Music by Philip Green
Cinematography Arthur Graham
Edited by Harry Aldous
Distributed by Columbia Pictures Corporation (UK)
Release dates
November 1959 (UK)
Running time
85 minutes
Country UK
Language English

Don't Panic Chaps! is a 1959 British comedy film directed by George Pollock and starring Dennis Price, George Cole, Thorley Walters and Terence Alexander.[1] [2] The film was produced by Teddy Baird for Act Films Ltd.[3] Originally called Carry On Chaps, the title was changed following the success of the "Carry On" series. [4]

It was based on a radio play and was made for ₤75,000.[5]


During WW II, a pair of observation teams, German and British, are left on a remote Adriatic island, then forgotten. The two sides call a truce and live harmoniously; that is until beautiful Elsa is cast ashore and war breaks out anew.



  1. Don't Panic Chaps! at the Internet Movie Database
  2. "Don't Panic Chaps (1959) - BFI". BFI.
  3. Action! Fifty Years in the Life of a Union. Published: 1983 (UK). Publisher: ACTT. ISBN 0 9508993 0 5. ACT Films Limited - Ralph Bond p81 (producer listed as Teddy Baird)
  4. "Don't Panic Chaps!". TV Guide.
  5. Tom Johnson and Deborah Del Vecchio, Hammer Films: An Exhaustive Filmography, McFarland, 1996 p171

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