MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,466 this week

The Power and the Prize (1956)

 -  Drama  -  1957 (Austria)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 230 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 5 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 23 Apr 2011
 
a list of 425 titles
created 12 Oct 2011
 
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 05 Jun 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 29 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 6 titles
created 05 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Power and the Prize (1956)

The Power and the Prize (1956) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Power and the Prize.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sea-faring saga of two brothers (Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger) and the woman they both love. Set against South Pacific islands, this love triangle pits the good brother against the bad as... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Ava Gardner, Anthony Franciosa, Amedeo Nazzari
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A Scottish knight in France to facilitate a marriage between a rich and beautiful countess and his aging uncle becomes involved in court intrigue.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Robert Taylor, Kay Kendall, Robert Morley
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Robert Taylor, Nicole Maurey, Linda Christian
Certificate: Passed Musical | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Lucille Ball accepts an invitation to a military academy's senior prom in order to boost her career..

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: Lucille Ball, William Gaxton, Virginia Weidler
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798.

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Victor McLaglen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In this sequel to "Knock On Any Door", the residents of a Chicago tenement building band together to insure that the son of Nick Romano does not follow in his father's footsteps...to the electric chair.

Director: Philip Leacock
Stars: Burl Ives, Shelley Winters, James Darren
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on Polly Adler's best-selling autobiography about her life in the Roaring Twenties as a legendary Madam. The movie follows Polly's life from an immigrant worker to becoming friend and... See full summary »

Director: Russell Rouse
Stars: Shelley Winters, Robert Taylor, Cesar Romero
Cattle King (1963)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Tay Garnett
Stars: Robert Taylor, Robert Loggia, Joan Caulfield
High Wall (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After a brain-damaged man confesses to murder and is committed, Dr. Ann Lorrison tries to prove his innocence.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Robert Taylor, Audrey Totter, Herbert Marshall
Certificate: Passed Mystery | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Edward Sedgwick
Stars: Robert Taylor, Jean Parker, Ted Healy
Certificate: Passed Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In June 1941, famed American symphony conductor John Meredith (Robert Taylor) is touring Soviet Russia with his manager Hank (Robert Benchley) when they go to a small rural town where famed... See full summary »

Directors: Gregory Ratoff, Laslo Benedek
Stars: Robert Taylor, Susan Peters, John Hodiak
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Cliff Barton
Elisabeth Müller ...
Miriam Linka (as Elisabeth Mueller)
...
George Salt
...
Guy Eliot
...
Mr. Carew (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
...
Mrs. George Salt
Niki Dantine ...
Joan Salt (as Nicola Michaels)
Cameron Prud'Homme ...
Reverend John Barton (as Cameron Prud'homme)
...
Lester Everett
Ben Wright ...
Mr. Chutwell
Jack Raine ...
Mr. Pitt-Semphill
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Paul F. Farragut
...
Howard Carruthers
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A PICTURE THAT BRINGS BACK GREAT ACTING BY GREAT ACTORS AND ACTRESSES (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1957 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Die Macht und ihr Preis  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Lester Everett: I never knew a woman before who could work a slide-rule.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Superior Film of Ideas From MGM; a Very Capable Drama
20 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a very "glossy" film in some ways, but it is also filled with well-developed characters. And because they are all well-acted and clearly presented in a dual-stranded storyline, they become very contexted and hard-to-forget. The script is by Robert Ardrey adapted from Howard Swiggett's fine novel. This is a another postwar film like many others that talks about values, and the sort of place the US needs to become--or unfortunately seemed to be becoming. The main characters in this plot are involved with a major international firm; the head of this firm, ably played by Burl Ives, is trying to consummate a deal with a British firm's leaders headed by Cedric Hardwicke. He also has a scheme in mind to cheat his partners, which finally does not sit well with his heir-apparent, played quite intelligently and straightforwardly by Robert Taylor. Complicating the plot for Taylor is his growing regard for a refugee played beautifully by Elisabeth Mueller. An act of courage by Taylor finally resolves the plot nicely; the moral crisis of the film becomes its climax, which gives it unusual power. The cast is very good indeed, with Mueller, Hardwicke, Ben Wright, Richard Erdmann and others also turning in very fine work. The film is B/W as a drama should be, and its values are very fine, thanks to work by MGM's best--Edwin Willis, Sidney Guilaroof and costumer Helen Rose. Music is by Bronislau Kaper with the director, Henry Koster, doing a first-rate job in a film featuring many interior-scenes and little outdoor work. Films about business are one way thinkers have of examining what is right and wrong with the United States' citizens approaches to making their constitutional ideas about individualism work; this work, except for the religious connections of Taylor's father, in my judgment a needless addition, is honest. I cannot recommend this unexpected little gem too highly.


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Frosty the snowman! ksf-2
Discuss The Power and the Prize (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?