The Amorous Prawn

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The Amorous Prawn
Original film poster
Directed by Anthony Kimmins
Produced by Leslie Gilliat
Written by Anthony Kimmins(play and screenplay)
Nicholas Phipps
Starring Ian Carmichael
Joan Greenwood
Cecil Parker
Music by John Barry
Cinematography Wilkie Cooper
Edited by Thelma Connell
Covent Garden Films
Distributed by British Lion Films
Release date
  • 26 November 1962 (1962-11-26)
Running time
89 min
Country UK
Language English

The Amorous Prawn or The Amorous Mr. Prawn is a 1962 British comedy film directed by Anthony Kimmins and starring Ian Carmichael, Joan Greenwood and Cecil Parker.[1] The film was based on a farcical play by Kimmins.

In the United States the film was retitled The Playgirl and the War Minister to exploit the Profumo Affair.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

General Fitzadam receives his final posting in the remote Scottish Highlands, where his wife decides to run their residence as a hotel for wealthy Americans.



The original play had been popular and run for over 900 performances.[3]


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  3. ^ FILM ACTIVITIES ALONG THE THAMES By STEPHEN WATTS. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 25 Mar 1962: 125.

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