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Based on a novel by Howard Swiggert, The Power and the Prize sets up a premise that had far more relevance in 1956 than it does today. Robert Taylor stars as a American business executive working in England. Taylor wants to marry European refugee Elizabeth Mueller, but is warned by his boss (Burl Ives) that such things just aren't done. Taylor digs in his heels, and at the end is supported in his marital decision by his less hidebound fellow executives. Power and the Prize was one of the last of the "corporate drama" cycle sparked in 1954 by 20th Century-Fox's Burl Ives. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Helen Rose Best Black and White Costume Design 1956 Nominee

Cast

Robert Taylor
as Cliff Barton
Burl Ives
as George Salt
Charles Coburn
as Guy Eliot
Cedric Hardwicke
as Mr. Carew
Mary Astor
as Mrs. George Salt
Nicola Michaels
as Joan Salt
Cameron Prud'Homme
as Rev. John Barton
Richard Erdman
as Lester Everett
Ben Wright
as Mr. Chutwell
Jack Raine
as Mr. Pitt-Semphill
Richard Deacon
as Howard Carruthers

Crew

Henry Koster
Director
Nicholas Nayfack
Producer
Robert Ardrey
Screenwriter
Howard Swiggett
Book Author
George Folsey
Cinematographer
Bronislau Kaper
Composer (Music Score)
George Boemler
Editor
Hans Peters
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Richard A. Pefferle
Set Designer
Helen Rose
Costume Designer
Arnold A. Gillespie
Special Effects
William J. Tuttle
Makeup
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