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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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Alfie Stratton
Joseph Tomelty ...
Uncle Dan
Andrew Ray ...
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Dr. Zachmann
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Brittish Major
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Benny
Leslie Linder ...
Pole
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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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14 October 1955 (USA)  »

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Richard Widmark mentions this film while guest starring on I Love Lucy (1951). 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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Referenced in Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000) See more »

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A Prize of Gold
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Lester Lee
Sung by Joan Regan
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Not a Great Film
14 August 2008 | by See 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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