The Prize

Overview

Based on the novel by Irving Wallace, The Prize takes place in Stockholm, where several laureates gather to accept their Nobel Prizes. At first, the film concentrates on iconoclastic novelist Paul Newman, but he is temporarily shunted to the background when physics expert Edward G. Robinson is kidnaped and replaced by his wicked twin brother. The real Robinson is to be spirited behind the Iron Curtain, while the "fake" Robinson is to disrupt the awards ceremony with an anti-American tirade. Newman gets wind of ...
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Overview

Based on the novel by Irving Wallace, The Prize takes place in Stockholm, where several laureates gather to accept their Nobel Prizes. At first, the film concentrates on iconoclastic novelist Paul Newman, but he is temporarily shunted to the background when physics expert Edward G. Robinson is kidnaped and replaced by his wicked twin brother. The real Robinson is to be spirited behind the Iron Curtain, while the "fake" Robinson is to disrupt the awards ceremony with an anti-American tirade. Newman gets wind of the plot, and with the help of Swedish foreign office functionary Elke Sommer, he endeavors to rescue the real Robinson and expose the phony-who has yet another trick up his sleeve before the film is over. We'll go along with the fantastic plot convolutions of The Prize, provided we don't have to swallow the premise of another man's voice emanating from that familiar Eddie Robinson mug.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
With the tone of Alfred Hitchcock's thrillers having become darker in the 1960s (Psycho, The Birds), there was room for someone to try a lighter, funnier thriller in 1963. The Prize is not totally successful -- and sometimes it's a little too imitative of Hitchcock for comfort -- but on the whole, it's an enjoyable, if disposable, way to pass the time. True, it could easily be 20 minutes shorter; the nudist camp and bridge chase scenes echo the screenwriter's North by Northwest auction scenes and cornfield chase to an extent that is annoying; and some of the plotting and dialogue are simply silly. But The Prize also has a suave and appealing Paul Newman, giving everything a light, sophisticated touch that's a joy to watch, as well as a pair of delectable leading ladies in Elke Sommer and Diane Baker. There's also Edward G. Robinson, always a treat, playing the old good-and-evil twin roles, and everything is tied up in a nice, neat, very glossy package. Mark Robson's direction could have been more imaginative, and he really should have worked on tightening the pace, but on the whole, The Prize is slick fun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2011
  • UPC: 883316331064
  • Original Release: 1963
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Remastered
  • Time: 2:15:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,085

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman Andrew Craig
Edward G. Robinson Dr. Max Stratman
Elke Sommer Inger Lisa Andersen
Diane Baker Emily Stratman
Micheline Presle Dr. Denise Marceau
Sergio Fantoni Dr. Carlo Farelli
Gérard Oury Dr. Claude Marceau
Kevin McCarthy Dr. John Garrett
Leo G. Carroll Count Bertil Jacobssen
Sacha Pitoeff Daranyi
Jacqueline Beer Monique Souvir
John Wengraf Hans Eckart
Don Dubbins Ivar Cramer
Virginia Christine Mrs. Bergh
Rudolph Anders Mr. Bergh
Martine Bartlett Saralee Garrett
Karl Swenson Hilding
John Qualen Oscar
Ned Wever Clark Wilson
Sven Hugo Borg Oscar Lindbloom
Peter Bourne
Paul Busch
Carl Carlsson Swedish Visitor
Albert Carrier French Reporter
Noel Drayton Police Constable Strohm
Harold Dyrenforth
Sam Edwards Reporter
Robert Garrett
Gregory Gaye Russian Reporter
John Holland
Mauritz Hugo Speaker
Anna Lee American Reporter
Annalena Lund Blonde
Gregg Palmer Swedish Commentator
Sid Raymond Actor
Otto Reichow Seaman
Gene Roth
Michel Panaieff French Correspondent
Sigfrid Tor Swedish Waiter
Ron Nyman Burly Swede
Fred Scheiwiller Deck Hand
Jill Carson
John Banner German correspondent
Martin Brandt Steen Eckberg
Peter Coe Officer
Jerry Dunphy American TV News correspondent
Edith Evanson Mrs. Ahlquist
Alice Frost Swedish woman
Erik Holland Photographer
Queenie Leonard Miss Fawley
Lester Matthews BBC News correspondent
Grazia Narciso Mrs. Farelli
Lars Passgård
Teru Shimada Tokyo Correspondent
Ivan Triesault Hotel porter
Ben Wright British Reporter
Technical Credits
Mark Robson Director
Pandro S. Berman Producer
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
George W. Davis Art Director
Adrienne Fazan Editor
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Robert R. Hoag Special Effects
J. McMillan Johnson Special Effects
Ernest Lehman Screenwriter
Urie McCleary Art Director
Richard A. Pefferle Set Decoration/Design
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
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