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The Prize (1963)

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 25 December 1963 (USA)
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. Max Stratman
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Dr. Denise Marceau
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Dr. Claude Marceau (as Gerard Oury)
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Dr. Carlo Farelli
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Dr. John Garrett
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Daranyi (as Sacha Pitoeff)
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Monique Souvir
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Hans Eckhart
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Ivar Cramer
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Mrs. Bergh
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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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He ordered a martini...kissed a girl...and was plunged into a nightmare of danger (USA Theatrical) See more »


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25 December 1963 (USA)  »

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El premio  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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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

When Andrew jumps onto the cargo net, he's (not) wearing gloves. See more »

Quotes

Inger Lisa Andersen: Am I keeping you awake?
Andrew Craig: Just barely.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits share the screen with newscasters from various countries announcing the Nobel prize headlines. See more »

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Spoofs North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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Winter Garden
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Music by Harold Gelman
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Lovely
13 April 2006 | by (Madrid, Spain) – See all my reviews

Absolutely lovely movie. A lovely 60's Stockholm and its Grand Hotel, an adorable and extremely beautiful Elke Sommer, a very young and charismatic Paul Newman, the glamour of the Nobel prize and lots of what we now a days consider that romantic innocence from the older times.

The movie itself is not exactly a good one. First of all you can notice that every scene outside is shot with a film behind so that very probably, Mr.Newman never got to go to Stockholm at all, but was filmed in some studio in Hollywood. Then all these stereotypes that are making angry to Italians, Swedes and even Danes. Well, take a look at any Hollywood movie happening in Spain and you will find see that those old stereotypes are there for every nationality and are certainly annoying. We are bullfighters here theoretically.

The plot is very simplistic, the bad guys are really clumsy, some scenes are taken from other movies and as mentioned before by someone else, it is a photocopy of Hitchcock's Torn Curtain as well.

Still, as imperfect as it is, it is just lovely, and the little romance of Newman and Sommers, those innocent but very hot kisses dressing up so smart are worth the movie for those who feel romantic.


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