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Dear Mr. Prohack (1949)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  14 July 1950 (USA)
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Arthur Prohack is an official in the Treasury Department with a reputation for fiscal efficiency and running a tight ship. One day he finds out that a struggling businessman to whom he once... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cecil Parker ...
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Mimi Warburton
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Eve Prohack
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Charles Prohack
Sheila Sim ...
Mary Prohack
Heather Thatcher ...
Lady Maslam
Frances Waring ...
Nursie
Charles Goldner ...
Polish Man Servant
Campbell Cotts ...
Sir Paul Spinner
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Oswald Morfrey
Russell Waters ...
Cartwright
Henry Edwards ...
Sir Digby Bunce
Frederick Valk ...
Dr. Viega
James Hayter ...
Carrell Quire
Bryan Forbes ...
Tony
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Arthur Prohack is an official in the Treasury Department with a reputation for fiscal efficiency and running a tight ship. One day he finds out that a struggling businessman to whom he once loaned money used that money to amass a fortune, and after his death he left much of it to Prohack. Despite his reputation for his adept handling of money at his job, he seems to be much less adept at handling his newfound riches. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Swept off his feet by a fortune

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Final film of director Thornton Freeland. See more »

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Oh Dear !Mr Prohack
25 June 2012 | by (london) – See all my reviews

The other review being from an American,obviously doesn't grasp the nuances of the plot.When the film was made the country was in the grip of an austerity period far worse than the one we are in.Cecil Parker was a civil servant at the Treasury who kept a tight control on everyones spending.A strict currency limit being imposed on anyone who went abroad,for example Cecil Bernstein was refused permission by the Treasury to buy RKO from Howard Hughes.So the idea of a civil servant coming into such money however legally would have been considered quite outrageous.Alas the script writers clearly had the kernel of a good idea but weren't really able to develop it in a satisfactory manner.some of the plot seems derived from "Brewsters Millions".Cecil Parker does his best with the material.There is a very young Jon Pertwee and Denham Elliott and Dirk Bogarde on view.However the film fails to live up to its promise.


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