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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergeant Joe Lawrence
Nigel Patrick ...
Brian Hammell
George Cole ...
Sergeant Roger Morris
Joseph Tomelty ...
Uncle Dan
Andrew Ray ...
Karel Stepanek ...
Robert Ayres ...
Olive Sloane ...
Alan Gifford ...
Major Bracken
Ivan Craig ...
Brittish Major
Harry Towb ...
Leslie Linder ...


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


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Release Date:

14 October 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hold-up en plein ciel  »

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1.66 : 1
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The film's premiere at the Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square, London was in aid of the Royal London Society for the Blind. Those that attended included Mr. and Mrs. Nigel Patrick (the actress Beatrice Campbell), Mr. Winthrop Aldrich, American Ambassador and from Columbria Pictures Mr. Max Thorpe (Managing Director) and Mr. E. Bryson (Sales Manager). Representing Warwick Film Productions was Mr. Irving Allen (Executive Producer). See more »


Referenced in Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000) See more »


A Prize of Gold
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Lester Lee
Sung by Joan Regan
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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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