Dear Mr. Prohack

Dear Mr. Prohack
Directed by Thornton Freeland
Produced by Ian Dalrymple
Written by Donald Bull
Ian Dalrymple
Based on the novel Mr. Prohack by Arnold Bennett and the play by Edward Knoblock
Starring Cecil Parker
Glynis Johns
Hermione Baddeley
Dirk Bogarde
Sheila Sim
Music by Temple Abady
Cinematography H.E. Fowle
Edited by Sidney Stone
Wessex Film Productions
Distributed by General Film Distributors (UK)
Paramount Pictures (USA)
Release dates
7 September 1949 (London, UK)
14 July 1950 (New York, USA)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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, starring Cecil Parker, Glynis Johns and Dirk Bogarde.[1]


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 (1950-07-15). "Movie Review - Dear Mr Prohack - THE SCREEN; Austerity Is Dull". Retrieved 2014-03-12.
  3. "Dear Mr. Prohack Review". Retrieved 2014-03-12.
  4. "Dear Mr Prohack 1949 | Britmovie | Home of British Films". Britmovie. Retrieved 2014-03-12.

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