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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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Mark Robson

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Robert Buckner (screenplay), John Paxton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Widmark ... Sergeant Joe Lawrence
Mai Zetterling ... Maria
Nigel Patrick ... Brian Hammell
George Cole ... Sergeant Roger Morris
Donald Wolfit ... Alfie Stratton
Joseph Tomelty ... Uncle Dan
Andrew Ray Andrew Ray ... Conrad
Karel Stepanek ... Dr. Zachmann
Robert Ayres ... Tex
Eric Pohlmann ... Hans Fischer
Olive Sloane ... Mavis
Alan Gifford ... Major Bracken
Ivan Craig Ivan Craig ... Brittish Major
Harry Towb ... Benny
Leslie Linder Leslie Linder ... Pole
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hold-up en plein ciel See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Around this period, several major Hollywood stars, Gregory Peck and Kirk Douglas amongst them, moved to Europe to avoid paying punitive US tax rates. Richard Widmark decided to film in the UK for the same reason. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Roger Morris: What a chap could do with just a couple of those little yellow blocks Joe!
Sergeant Joe Lawrence: After taxes you wouldn't have enough left to fill a tooth.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

In Love, In Love
Lyrics by Tommie Connor
Music by Gerhard Bronner (as Gerhardt Bronner)
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Not a Great Film
14 August 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Never viewed this Richard Widmark film and was very disappointed at the entire picture. In this picture Widmark plays the role as an Air Force Sgt Joe Lawrence who is stationed in Berlin and is eager to retire but he always manages to get himself into trouble. Joe leaves his jeep on a street and it gets stolen by a homeless young German boy who runs the jeep into a ditch and destroys the axle. Joe follows the boy to where he lives and meets up with a pretty blonde named Maria, (Mai Zetterling) and they both fall in love with each other. Joe becomes interested in making a quick buck by stealing some old Nazi precious goods and the story takes another twist and becomes very detailed and confusing.


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