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The Prize (1963)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 25 December 1963 (USA)
As the Nobel Prize winners come to Stockholm to receive their awards, their lives are overturned and perturbed in various ways.

Director:

Mark Robson

Writers:

Ernest Lehman (screenplay), Irving Wallace (novel)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Newman ... Andrew Craig
Edward G. Robinson ... Dr. Max Stratman
Elke Sommer ... Inger Lisa Andersson
Diane Baker ... Emily Stratman
Micheline Presle ... Dr. Denise Marceau
Gérard Oury ... Dr. Claude Marceau (as Gerard Oury)
Sergio Fantoni ... Dr. Carlo Farelli
Kevin McCarthy ... Dr. John Garrett
Leo G. Carroll ... Count Bertil Jacobsson
Sacha Pitoëff ... Daranyi (as Sacha Pitoeff)
Jacqueline Beer ... Monique Souvir
John Wengraf ... Hans Eckhart
Don Dubbins ... Ivar Cramer
Virginia Christine ... Mrs. Bergh
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Mr. Rolfe Bergh
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For some reason, this year's Nobel prize in literature has been awarded to the young author Andrew Craig, who seems to be more interested in women and drinking than writing. Another laureate is Dr. Max Stratman, the famous German-American physicist who comes to Stockholm for the award ceremony with his young and beautiful niece Emily. The Foreign Department also assigns him an assistant during his stay, Miss Andersson. Craig soon notices that Dr. Stratman is acting strangely. The second time they meet, Dr. Stratman does not even recognize him. Craig begins to investigate. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Meet the Man Who Has Everything! He's got the world at his feet...a girl in his arms...and a knife at his back. It's Paul Newman finding Stockholm a nice place to love in...a tough place to stay alive in. See more »


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Trivia

Paul Newman sometimes claimed he had had more fun making this film than any other. See more »

Goofs

Andrew is pushed down off the top of the Katarina elevator. Luckily, he does not hit the ground 35 meters below, but instead falls into the water a couple of hundred meters away. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Count Bertil Jacobsson: I wonder if everything will go well this time?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits share the screen with newscasters from various countries announcing the Nobel prize headlines. See more »

Connections

Features Bombshell (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Winter Garden
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Music by Harold Gelman
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Hitchcock Robson Style

To say that this is an Alfred Hitchcock movie made by Mark Robson is not a put down, it's just a fact of life. Look at the framing and you'll know immediately that we're not in Hitchcockian territory. But the the Hitchcockian ingredients are there even if not mixed or cooked at the wrong temperature, or something. Paul Newman, absolutely gorgeous and funnily enough he'll make a spy film with Hitchcock set in Sweden during the Nobels. Elke Sommer is like an imitation Hitchkcock ice blonde made in Germany. Diane Baker was the brunette in Hitchcock's Marnie and she's a real delight. Edward G Robinson, of course, always a pleasure but then Mr Robson casts Micheline Presle, Micheline Presle from "Devil And The Flesh" and ignores her. She is framed as if Robson didn't know who she was. Another unforgivable bit of business, Sergio Fantoni's Italian mamma. What was he thinking. All that aside. It's entertaining and Paul Newman can take me anywhere, anytime.


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Release Date:

25 December 1963 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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