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      The Prodigal

      Released May 6, 1955 1h 54m History Drama List
      Reviews 36% Audience Score 100+ Ratings The son (Edmund Purdom) of a Hebrew farmer wastes his fortune on a Damascus love goddess (Lana Turner), then is thrown into a pit of vultures. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A dumb and unconvincing Bible flick Rated: C+ Jan 9, 2018 Full Review John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis ...a lavish MGM spectacle of the era, with the movie's costume and set designers the real stars of the show. Rated: 4/10 Jun 24, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jeff S This film featuring stars like Lana Turner, Neville Brand, John Dehner, Audrey Dalton, and others will undoubtedly resonate much louder with believers than with cynics. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/24 Full Review Audience Member Well appointed but plodding biblical spectacle with Lana looking beautiful in some eye popping and for the period very revealing costumes. A high quality cast is trapped in this junior league Sunday school lesson. Still if you're a fan of "The Robe", "The Ten Commandments" and so forth then there are things to enjoy herein. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Opulent, high-budget film based on the biblical tale "The Prodigal Son" is basically a vehicle for Lana Turner to strut her stuff. Worth seeing for its camp value and the fight with the rubber mechanical vulture at the end. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Rather lackluster Biblical spectacle based on the parable of "The Prodigal Son". Not much here other than a scantily-clad Lana Turner as the High Priestess of Astarte. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member A sadly boring spectacle of a film, even though almost all the production values are of a high quality (except that special effect vulture). The script and direction of it are simply too bland for the story and the characters all rather unsympathetic. The one redeeming performance is that of Frances L. Sullivan -and this was his last film. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member This was just really really bad. Like, boring bad. But it has the funniest/crap vulture attack that really has to be seen to be believed. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis The son (Edmund Purdom) of a Hebrew farmer wastes his fortune on a Damascus love goddess (Lana Turner), then is thrown into a pit of vultures.
      Director
      Richard Thorpe
      Producer
      Charles Schnee
      Screenwriter
      Maurice Zimm
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 6, 1955, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2009
      Runtime
      1h 54m
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