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A Prize of Gold (1955)

Sgt. Joe Lawrence is an American Army officer who falls in love with a refugee trying to raise enough money to move a group of German orphans to South America, where they can start life ... See full summary »

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Sergeant Joe Lawrence
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Maria
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Brian Hammell
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Sergeant Roger Morris
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Alfie Stratton
Joseph Tomelty ...
Uncle Dan
Andrew Ray ...
Conrad
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Dr. Zachmann
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Tex
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Hans Fischer
Olive Sloane ...
Mavis
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Major Bracken
Ivan Craig ...
Brittish Major
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Benny
Leslie Linder ...
Pole
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Sgt. Joe Lawrence is an American Army officer who falls in love with a refugee trying to raise enough money to move a group of German orphans to South America, where they can start life anew. Joe wants to help so he plans a daring robbery together with his buddies.

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Stolen Gold ... for the girl with the golden flesh!

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Crime | Adventure | Drama

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14 October 1955 (USA)  »

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Hold-up en plein ciel  »

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Trivia

The wonderful bubble car in the movie is a Messerschmitt KR175. They were built from 1953-1955. It's the same type of car used in Brazil (1985), Kenny Starfighter (1997), and The Addams Family (1991) (as driven by Cousin It). See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Joe Lawrence: You're in the wrong army, Spiv. A guy can't get away from it all on ten quid a month!
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Referenced in Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000) See more »

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In Love, In Love
Lyrics by Tommie Connor
Music by Gerhard Bronner (as Gerhardt Bronner)
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Widmark as Robin Hood
24 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Richard Widmark wants "A Prize of Gold" in this 1955 film that also stars Mai Zetterling and Nigel Patrick. Widmark plays American soldier Joe Lawrence, who is stationed in Berlin post-World War II. Joe is usually in some sort of trouble, but he has a marital indiscretion that he can hold over his commanding officer's head so that he looks the other way. Joe falls in love with Maria, a teacher in an orphanage (Zetterling). In order to get money to move the orphanage to Brazil, Maria has been cozying up to a wealthy benefactor. Jealous, Joe interferes and fights with the man, blowing the opportunity for Maria and the orphans sky-high. He promises Maria he will make it all right and therefore agrees to take part in a robbery of gold bullion that is to be transported. Things don't go as planned.

This is an okay movie, memorable because when Lucille Ball hid in Widmark's house during an "I Love Lucy" episode, this is the film he was promoting. It's not terribly impressive except for the Berlin locations. The film is shot in somewhat muted color. Mai Zetterling is very good; she was an actress with a wide range. Widmark does well in this roguish part, and Nigel Patrick turns in a strong performance as a sneaky accomplice.

Pretty run of the mill.


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