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The Amorous Mr. Prawn (1962)

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Based on Anthony Kimmins' stage success The Amorous Prawn, this British light comedy stars Joan Greenwood as the wife of an Army general (Cecil Parker). Having fallen upon hard times, the wife hits upon a scheme to raise some quick cash. She opens her husband's highland headquarters to visiting salmon fishermen, a circumstance that displeases the general when several of those anglers turn out to be handsome young men. On the assumption that American audiences would think The Amorous Prawn was a film about shrimp instead of salmon, the US distributor added the "Mr." to the original. When filmgoers failed to respond, the picture was re-retitled The Playgirl and the War Minister, a shameless attempt to exploit the then-current Profumo political scandal. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Joan Greenwood
as Lady Dodo Fitzadam
Cecil Parker
as Gen. Sir Hamish Fitzadam
Ian Carmichael
as Cpl. Sidney Green
Dennis Price
as Prawn (Mr. Vernon)
Robert Beatty
as Larry Hoffman
Liz Fraser
as Suzie Tidmarsh
Reg Lye
as Uncle Joe
Bridget Armstrong
as Biddy O'Hara
Derek Nimmo
as Willie Maltravers
Harry Locke
as Albert Huggins
Robert Nichols
as Sam Goulansky
Godfrey James
as Sergeant at Exchange
Patrick Jordan
as Sergeant of Guard
Gerald Sim
as Operator
Eric Woodburn
as Landlord
John Dunbar
as Man in Bar
Jack Stewart
as Man in Bar
Sandra Dorne
as Dusty Babs
Eric Francis
as Postman
Michael Hunt
as RAF Sergeant
R.S.M. Brittain
as Parade Sergeant Major
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