MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,113 this week

The Amorous Mr. Prawn (1962)
"The Amorous Prawn" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  26 November 1962 (UK)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 111 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

General and Lady Fitzadam live at a remote army outpost in Scotland, their last assignment before the General retires. The General is sent abroad and in his absence, Lady Fitzadam decides ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

all
a list of 2859 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
 
list image
a list of 99 titles
created 20 May 2012
 
a list of 144 titles
created 15 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1914 titles
created 15 Aug 2012
 
a list of 200 titles
created 29 Sep 2012
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Amorous Mr. Prawn (1962)

The Amorous Mr. Prawn (1962) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Amorous Mr. Prawn.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man recalls his relationships with the women he loved as he tries to help another man try to understand them as well.

Director: Muriel Box
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Julie Harris, Diane Cilento
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.

Director: Olivier Marchal
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Olivia Bonamy, Catherine Marchal
RoboGeisha (2009)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Yoshie, the younger and ill-treated sister of a renowned Geisha, is discovered to have natural strength and fighting ability. She's recruited into an army of Geisha assassins by the rich ... See full summary »

Director: Noboru Iguchi
Stars: Asami, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Naoto Takenaka
Cornered (1945)
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Slezak, Micheline Cheirel
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A poor young man has to deal with his feelings for a rich girl and the difficulties of this relationship.

Director: Breno Silveira
Stars: Fernando Brito, Cyria Coentro, Rodrigo Costa
The Serpent (2006)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Fashion photographer Vincent Mandel, in the midst of a difficult divorce, is suddenly being accused of rape and extorted. What does his former classmate Joseph Plender want from him?

Director: Eric Barbier
Stars: Yvan Attal, Clovis Cornillac, Pierre Richard
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock.

Director: David MacDonald
Stars: Patricia Laffan, Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Nicky and his friends find that their youth club is in danger of being flattened to make way for a new office block unless they can come up with £1500 to pay the new owner, the ruthless ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Cliff Richard, Robert Morley, Carole Gray
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The promotion announced that this film was released in "Hypnovision" which gives an idea of the story. A frustrated thriller writer wants accurate crimes for his next book so he hypnotises ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Crabtree
Stars: Michael Gough, June Cunningham, Graham Curnow
Sissi (1955)
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister's fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef.

Director: Ernst Marischka
Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider
Go to Blazes (1962)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After yet another smash-and-grab goes wrong, a bungling trio of small-time crooks flash an idea of using a fire engine as a getaway vehicle. But they keep being mistaken for genuine firemen and it starts to become a flaming nuisance.

Director: Michael Truman
Stars: Dave King, Robert Morley, Daniel Massey
The Blacks (2009)
Crime | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Looking for the enemy, they found it where nobody expected - in themselves.

Directors: Goran Devic, Zvonimir Juric
Stars: Ivo Gregurevic, Kresimir Mikic, Franjo Dijak
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Carmichael ...
Cpl. Sidney Green
...
Lady Dodo Fitzadam
Cecil Parker ...
Gen. Sir Hamish Fitzadam
...
Prawn (Mr. Vernon)
...
Larry Hoffman
Liz Fraser ...
Pvt. Suzie Tidmarsh
...
Lochaye
Robert Nichols ...
Sam Goulansky
Bridget Armstrong ...
Pvt. Biddy O'Hara
Harry Locke ...
Albert Huggin
Derek Nimmo ...
Pvt. Willie Maltravers
Roddy McMillan ...
Pvt. McTavish
Sandra Dorne ...
Busty Babs
Michael Ripper ...
Angus
Roberta Desti ...
Jeweller's Assistant
Edit

Storyline

General and Lady Fitzadam live at a remote army outpost in Scotland, their last assignment before the General retires. The General is sent abroad and in his absence, Lady Fitzadam decides to convert their spacious estate into a fishing resort for American tourists. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 November 1962 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Amorous Mr. Prawn  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The alternative title "The Playgirl and the War Minister" was a contrived attempt to cash in on the John Profumo political scandal, although the film has nothing to do with contemporary events. See more »

Goofs

When Joan Greenwood is explaining the long distance phone calls to the Army barrack's switchboard, Ian Carmichael places a china plate on the desk twice. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nothing To Do With Sea Food
10 August 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

The title sequence is phemomenally literal . We see an animated prawn wooing a mate and the sequence finishes with the mummy and daddy prawns herding their off spring away from camera . You can imagine the sequence designer being told the title of the movie by the producer and nothing else so you can't blame the guy for being so literally minded . Come on with a title like THE AMOROUS PRAWN what did you think this film was about ?

As for the rest of the movie there's little I can recall apart from Ian Carmichael being cast against type as a working class corporal and since I only saw it a few hours ago that probably tells you something of its quality . It's one of those British " Blimey where'd I leave my trousers ? " type farces featuring a bunch of squaddies pulling a scam on American tourists , too gentle to be compared to the CARRY ON franchise and too slapstick to appeal to sophisticated audiences . It's this type of unambitious movie made by studios that quickly killed off the British film industry since this years British success story was DOCTOR NO , a film that was produced and financad by Americans and appealed to a world wide audience


3 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Amorous Mr. Prawn (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?