A Prize of Gold (1955)





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A U.S. military officer is motivated by love and compassion to begin a life of crime in this action adventure story. Sgt. Joe Lawrence (Richard Widmark) is an American Army officer who, while stationed in Berlin shortly after the end of WWII, falls in love with Maria (Mai Zetterling), a refugee trying to raise enough money to move a group of German orphans to South America, where they can start life anew. Joe wants to help her, and with his buddies Sgt. Roger Morris (George Cole) and Brian Hammell (Nigel Patrick), Joe plans a daring robbery. A fortune in gold is being transferred from England to Germany via military transport, and Joe, Roger, and Brian intend to hijack the plane and grab the treasure. While the robbery goes off as planned, the three participants soon have second thoughts about what to do with their ill-gotten gains. Seven years later, leading lady Mai Zetterling would commence a distinguished career as a director with her film Wargame. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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Richard Widmark
as Sgt. Joe Lawrence
Nigel Patrick
as Brian Hammell
George Cole
as Sgt. Roger Morris
Donald Wolfit
as Alfie Stratton
Joseph Tomelty
as Uncle Dan
Andrew Ray
as Conrad
Karel Stepanek
as Dr. Zachmann
Eric Pohlmann
as Hans Fischer
Alan Gifford
as Maj. Bracken
Ivan Craig
as British Major
Harry Towb
as Benny
Erich Dunskus
as Canal Foreman
John Witty
as British Officer
Joel Riordan
as G.E.'s
Nelly Arno
as German Landlady
Arnold Bell
as Police Detective
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The routine thriller was done in by too much sentimentality, a leaden presentation and a dumb plot.

Full Review… | January 29, 2015
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