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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
Rudolph Anders ...
Mr. Rolfe Bergh
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Storyline

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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From the screenwriter of "North By Northwest" - a colorful caper starring Paul Newman! 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

After the fake Dr. Stratman is stabbed there is a close-up of the knife being covered in blood, in the next shots however, the knife is clean. See more »

Quotes

Inger Lisa Andersen: I thought icebergs never melt.
Andrew Craig: I thought Sweden was neutral.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofed in The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Winter Garden
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Music by Harold Gelman
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Deserves a Prize
4 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

I absolutely enjoyed this 2+ hour-long movie, and the fact that, as others have mentioned, it's inspired by Hitchcock doesn't change anything.

I liked Newman's character. A man who is more interested in women and drink rather than the Nobel Prize, who has a devil-may-care attitude towards everything, decides to endanger his own life when he realizes his colleague is in trouble. Maybe he does it partially because he is bored and partially because he has been writing detective stories for the past few years, but it is interesting to watch his behavior anyway.

Although the plot is pretty simple, there is something that gets you hooked from the very beginning and doesn't let you go until the very last phrase. The film is very interesting, and the supporting characters play a significant role here.


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