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The Prize Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Based on the novel by [[Performer~P115826~Irving Wallace~irvingwallace]], The Prize takes place in Stockholm, where several laureates gather to accept their Nobel Prizes. At first, the film concentrates on iconoclastic novelist [[Performer~P104390~Paul Newman~paulnewman]], but he is temporarily shunted to the background when physics expert [[Performer~P60775~Edward G. Robinson~edwardgrobinson]] is kidnaped and replaced by his wicked twin brother. The real [[Performer~P60775~Robinson~edwardgrobinson]] is to be spirited behind the Iron Curtain, while the "fake" [[Performer~P60775~Robinson~edwardgrobinson]] is to disrupt the awards ceremony with an anti-American tirade. [[Performer~P104390~Newman~paulnewman]] gets wind of the plot, and with the help of Swedish foreign office functionary [[Performer~P66862~Elke Sommer~elkesommer]], he endeavors to rescue the real [[Performer~P60775~Robinson~edwardgrobinson]] and expose the phony-who has yet another trick up his sleeve before the film is over. We'll go along with the fantastic plot convolutions of The Prize, provided we don't have to swallow the premise of another man's voice emanating from that familiar [[Performer~P60775~Eddie Robinson~edwardgrobinson]] mug. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Elke Sommer New Star of the Year - Female 1963 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Diane Baker Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1963 Nominee

Cast

Paul Newman
as Andrew Craig
Edward G. Robinson
as Dr. Max Stratman
Elke Sommer
as Inger Lisa Andersen
Diane Baker
as Emily Stratman
Micheline Presle
as Dr. Denise Marceau
Gérard Oury
as Dr. Claude Marceau
Sergio Fantoni
as Dr. Carlo Farelli
Kevin McCarthy
as Dr. John Garrett
Leo G. Carroll
as Count Bertil Jacobssen
Sacha Pitoeff
as Daranyi
Jacqueline Beer
as Monique Souvir
John Wengraf
as Hans Eckart
Don Dubbins
as Ivar Cramer
Virginia Christine
as Mrs. Bergh
Rudolph Anders
as Mr. Bergh
Martine Bartlett
as Saralee Garrett
Karl Swenson
as Hilding
John Qualen
as Oscar
Albert Carrier
as French Reporter
Annalena Lund
as Blonde
Ron Nyman
as Burly Swede
Lester Matthews
as BBC News correspondent
Carl Carlsson
as Swedish Visitor
Gregory Gaye
as Russian Reporter
Queenie Leonard
as Miss Fawley
Ivan Triesault
as Hotel porter
Sid Raymond
as Actor
Grazia Narciso
as Mrs. Farelli
Otto Reichow
as Seaman
Anna Lee
as American Reporter
Ben Wright
as British Reporter
Jerry Dunphy
as American TV News correspondent
Fred Scheiwiller
as Deck Hand
Edith Evanson
as Mrs. Ahlquist
Martin Brandt
as Steen Eckberg
John Banner
as German correspondent
Alice Frost
as Swedish woman
Noel Drayton
as Police Constable Strohm
Teru Shimada
as Tokyo Correspondent
Gregg Palmer
as Swedish Commentator
Erik Holland
as Photographer
Mauritz Hugo
as Speaker
Sigfrid Tor
as Swedish Waiter

Crew

Mark Robson
Director
Pandro S. Berman
Producer
Ernest Lehman
Screenwriter
William H. Daniels
Cinematographer
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Urie McCleary
Art Director
George W. Davis
Art Director
Henry W. Grace
Set Designer
Richard A. Pefferle
Set Designer
Arnold A. Gillespie
Special Effects
William J. Tuttle
Makeup
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