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

 -  Comedy  -  26 November 1962 (UK)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Carmichael ...
Cpl. Sidney Green
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Lady Dodo Fitzadam
Cecil Parker ...
Gen. Sir Hamish Fitzadam
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Prawn (Mr. Vernon)
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Larry Hoffman
Liz Fraser ...
Pvt. Suzie Tidmarsh
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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
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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>

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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 »

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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 »

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Disgracefully prawn free.
18 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I originally watched this movie because a friend suggested it to me. He said it's the Citizen Kane of prawn movies. As a prawn enthusiast how could I say no? I love prawn. prawn-kabobs, prawn creole, prawn gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. Pineapple prawn, lemon prawn, coconut prawn, pepper prawn, prawn soup, prawn stew, prawn salad, prawn and potatoes, prawn burger, prawn sandwich. You just can't go wrong.

So it started off well enough with a lovely animated sequence about prawns but it was all downhill from there. After that it's nothing but dry British "humor." I put it in quotes because it's not funny. Oh sorry, what I meant to say was humour. Too much god awful RAF banter. "Top hole. Bally Jerry pranged his kite right in the how's your father. Hairy blighter, dicky-birdied, feathered back on his Sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harper's and caught his can in the Bertie." How could anybody find this funny?

5/10, but only because of the brilliant opening credits.


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