The Prize  1963

The Prize 1963

As the Nobel Prize winners come to Stockholm to receive their awards, their lives are overturned and perturbed in various ways.
Time: 2h 14min
IMDb: 6.8/10

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


» Country: USA » Language: English | French | German | Swedish | Italian » Release Date: 25 December 1963 (USA)
 » Also Known As: El premio
 » Filming Locations: Royce Hall – 340 Royce Drive, UCLA, Westwood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co: Roxbury Productions Inc.
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Technical Specs

Runtime: 134 min Sound Mix: Mono (Westrex Recording System) Color: Color (Metrocolor) Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1 –  »
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User Review:

David » 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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