|The Amorous Prawn|
|Directed by||Anthony Kimmins|
|Written by|| Anthony Kimmins (play and screenplay)|
|Produced by||Leslie Gilliat|
|Starring|| Ian Carmichael |
|Edited by||Thelma Connell|
|Music by||John Barry|
Covent Garden Films
|Distributed by||British Lion Films|
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In the United States the film was retitled The Playgirl and the War Minister to exploit the Profumo affair.
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The original play had run for over 900 performances in the West End.
Variety called the film "non-demanding light entertainment, cheerfully put over by a reliable cast of popular British thesps."
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