The Playgirl and the War Minister


1h 29m 1963

Brief Synopsis

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.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Amorous Mr. Prawn, The Amorous Prawn
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
Maryland license : 3 Oct 1963
Production Company
Covent Garden Films
Distribution Company
Medallion Pictures; Miller-King Productions; Union Film Distributors
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Amorous Prawn by Anthony Kimmins (London, 9 Dec 1959).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Gen. Hamish Fitzadam, due to retire from the military, needs money to buy the country cottage of his dreams. When the general leaves on an overseas mission, Lady Fitzadam devises a scheme to raise money by turning Glenmally, the general's Scottish Highland headquarters, into a luxurious salmon fishing resort for rich American tourists. The army staff agree to cooperate for a share of the profits, and Cpl. Sidney Green becomes hotel manager. The first guests, Americans Larry Hoffman and Sam Goulansky, settle down to enjoy the pleasures of the resort. While Hoffman fishes for salmon, Goulansky pursues Corporal Green's girl friend, the chambermaid. Hoffman soon becomes enamored of Lady Fitzadam, who poses as a widow. The general returns unexpectedly, but he is so outraged by the war minister's refusal to allow army trucks to move his furniture that he joins forces with his wife in the new business venture. They welcome a new guest, known as "the amorous Prawn" because of his notorious romances in the United States. Prawn arouses suspicion when he telephones the War Office, and it soon becomes apparent that he is the war minister. The hotelkeepers learn that the woman posing as Prawn's wife is a local barmaid, and in order to avoid a public scandal, Prawn agrees to allow the army trucks to move the General's furniture to his new cottage.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Amorous Mr. Prawn, The Amorous Prawn
Release Date
Jan 1963
Premiere Information
Maryland license : 3 Oct 1963
Production Company
Covent Garden Films
Distribution Company
Medallion Pictures; Miller-King Productions; Union Film Distributors
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Amorous Prawn by Anthony Kimmins (London, 9 Dec 1959).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Released in Great Britain in 1962 as The Amorous Prawn. Also known as The Amorous Mr. Prawn.