Dear Mr. Prohack

Dear Mr. Prohack is a 1949 British comedy film directed by Thornton Freeland. It is a modern-day version of Arnold Bennett's novel, Mr Prohack, as adapted in the play by Edward Knoblock. It stars Cecil Parker, Glynis Johns and Dirk Bogarde.[1]

Dear Mr. Prohack
Directed byThornton Freeland
Produced byIan Dalrymple
Written byDonald Bull
Ian Dalrymple
Based onthe novel Mr. Prohack by Arnold Bennett and the play by Edward Knoblock
StarringCecil Parker
Glynis Johns
Hermione Baddeley
Dirk Bogarde
Sheila Sim
Music byTemple Abady
CinematographyH.E. Fowle
Edited bySidney Stone
Wessex Film Productions
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK)
Paramount Pictures (USA)
Release date
7 September 1949 (London, UK)
14 July 1950 (New York, USA)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A civil servant who is extremely frugal with the government's money, suddenly inherits a large fortune and becomes a spendthrift.


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Critical reception


  1. "Dear Mr. Prohack (1949)". 16 April 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  2. Crowther, Bosley (15 July 1950). "Movie Review - Dear Mr Prohack - THE SCREEN; Austerity Is Dull". Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. "Dear Mr. Prohack Review". Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. "Dear Mr Prohack 1949 | Britmovie | Home of British Films". Britmovie. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.

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