Spy Games: The Prize (1963)

My latest installment of “Spy Games” is available to read at the Movie Morlocks and this time I’m discussing Mark Robson’s sxy espionage thriller THE PRIZE (1963) starring Paul Newman, Elke Sommer, Edward G. Robinson and Diane Baker. Here’s a little sample from my Morlock post:

“THE PRIZE was based on a bestselling novel by Irving Wallace and scripted by Alfred Hitchcock collaborator, Ernest Lehman. Besides writing NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) and FAMILY PLOT (1976) for Hitchcock, Lehman also adapted many successful stage plays and musicals for the screen including THE KING AND I (1956), WEST SIDE STORY (1961), THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) and WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966). Lehman was capable of writing smart amusing scripts with plenty of twists and turns. And THE PRIZE will undoubtedly remind many viewers of an Alfred Hitchcock film even if it never reaches the baroque heights of Hitchcock’s best work. But Mark Robson was also a talented director and THE PRIZE has a lot going for it, including an attractive cast, nice location photography and a terrific jazz influenced score by composer Jerry Goldsmith.”

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“Spy Games: The Prize (1963) @ TCM’s Movie Morlocks

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