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As the Nobel Prize winners come to Stockholm to receive their awards, their lives are overturned and perturbed in various ways.

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Dr. Denise Marceau
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Daranyi (as Sacha Pitoeff)
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Ivar Cramer
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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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25 December 1963 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Bears many plot similarities, similar scenes, and actors in common with North by Northwest (1959) due to both being written by Ernest Lehman . See more »

Goofs

Nobel prize ceremony is held annually on Dec 10th. The weather, light and dresses in Stockholm would be different from those observed in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Count Bertil Jacobsson: Can you smile, Mr. Craig?
Andrew Craig: Yes, if you say something funny.
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Opening credits share the screen with newscasters from various countries announcing the Nobel prize headlines. See more »

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A decent piece of entertainment with charismatic stars
6 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

This comic thriller starts out slowly, taking a while before the fairly interesting story (with highly obvious similarities to Hitchcock) gains momentum. Along the way, there are a few spots which could have done with some speeding up. And, finally, the film feels about half an hour too long.

Despite the flaws in pacing, "The Prize" is a decent piece of entertainment, mostly thanks to the stars of the film. Paul Newman plays the hero with irresistible charisma, while Elke Sommer and Diane Baker make a gorgeous pair of leading ladies. Oh, and there's good old Leo G. Carroll, too.


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