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.
|Dear Mr. Prohack|
|Directed by||Thornton Freeland|
|Produced by||Ian Dalrymple|
|Written by||Donald Bull|
|Based on||the novel Mr. Prohack by Arnold Bennett and the play by Edward Knoblock|
|Music by||Temple Abady|
|Edited by||Sidney Stone|
Wessex Film Productions
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors (UK)|
Paramount Pictures (USA)
|7 September 1949 (London, UK)|
14 July 1950 (New York, USA)
(in credits order)
- Cecil Parker as Arthur Prohack
- Glynis Johns as Mimi Warburton
- Hermione Baddeley as Eve Prohack
- Dirk Bogarde as Charles Prohack
- Sheila Sim as Mary Prohack
- Heather Thatcher as Lady Maslam
- Frances Waring as Nursie
- Charles Goldner as Polish Man Servant
- Campbell Cotts as Sir Paul Spinner
- Denholm Elliott as Oswald Morfrey
- Russell Waters as Cartwright
- Henry Edwards as Sir Digby Bunce
- Frederick Valk as Dr. Viega
- James Hayter as Carrell Quire
- Bryan Forbes as Tony
- Jon Pertwee as Plover
- Ada Reeve as Mrs. Griggs
- Judith Furse as Laura Postern
- Frederick Leister as The Director General
- Elwyn Brook-Jones as Benny Erivangian
- Eric Berry as Tailor's Assistant (uncredited)
- Janet Burnell as Mr. Prohack's personal assistant (uncredited)
- Ian Carmichael as Hat Salesman (uncredited)
- Anne Gunning as Actress (uncredited)
- Humphrey Heathcote as Turkish Bath Attendant (uncredited)
- Sam Lysons as Club Porter (uncredited)
- Desmond Newling as Pageboy (uncredited)
- Lloyd Pearson as Mr. Bishop (uncredited)
- Charles Perry as Butler (uncredited)
- Stanelli as Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
- Jerry Verno as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
- The New York Times said, " it's an Arnold Bennett novel "modernized"—and it shows its age in this translation."
- TV Guide said, " Mediocre comedy with an excellent cast, including Denholm Elliott in his debut."
- Britmovie wrote, "Cecil Parker gives one of his best performances replicating his stage role."
- "Dear Mr. Prohack (1949)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- Crowther, Bosley (15 July 1950). "Movie Review - Dear Mr Prohack - THE SCREEN; Austerity Is Dull". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Dear Mr. Prohack Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Dear Mr Prohack 1949 | Britmovie | Home of British Films". Britmovie. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.