The Prize (1963)
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Critic Reviews for The Prize
Set in Stockholm during the Nobel Prize ceremonies, the film is an unsuccessful blend of politics, international intrigues and romance, but the sight of a semi-naked Paul Newman in a nudist colony might appeal to his fans.
Suffers from an unevenness of tone which cannot balance the political turmoil with the sexual playfulness.
The only prize this film takes is the booby prize for crudeness.
Audience Reviews for The Prize
Few are better at the rascally hero role than Paul Newman, here playing a jaded Nobel Prize novelist who has turned to drink, women, and writing dimestore detective stories. He travels to Stockholm merely to collect the $50,000 prize and meets fellow laureate physicist Edward G. Robinson, a German defector before WW II. The next day, his latent curiosity is piqued when he finds the scientist has strangely changed his behavior patterns and seems a couple inches shorter... Entertaining Hitchcockian story that never turns too serious delivers some funny lines and provides engaging subplots and side characters.
Excellent thriller with a great sense of humor
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