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The Amorous Mr. Prawn (1962)

The Amorous Prawn (original title)
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

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
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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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26 November 1962 (UK)  »

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The Amorous Mr. Prawn  »

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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 »

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 »

Quotes

Cpl. Sidney Green: This being a military establishment, maintained, as it were, by the War Office and we being military personnel, serving her Majesty the Queen, it would seem...
Lady Dodo Fitzadam: Yes Corporal?
Cpl. Sidney Green: Well, it would seem that some people - my Member of Parliament for instance - might ask awkward questions if he found out that Headquarters North-Western District were being used for strawberry teas for trippers.
Lady Dodo Fitzadam: I have no intention of serving strawberry teas to trippers but I see your point, so I'm afraid I'll have no ...
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quite funny, well done and recommended
3 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is always a source of wonder to me that witty films find almost no audiences today, and the reason simply must be the ham-fisted, unsubtle, miles over-the-top Junior High School-level humor that is so much in vogue these days. Modern audiences must be so jaded by amateurisms that when something genuinely funny comes along their dulled senses simply can't get the jokes.

THE AMOROUS PRAWN is a case in point. Its humor is subtle and sophisticated and discerning audiences will appreciate the clever writing and directing. If your in the mood for a light, entertaining spoof with plenty of wit then you should have no trouble enjoying this energetic little farce. Don't be put off by some of the downright weird reviews of this little charmer that have thus far appeared on this site. See it and enjoy it.


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