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      The Power and the Prize

      Released Sep 26, 1956 1h 38m Drama List
      Reviews 50% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings On a mission to secure the hostile takeover of an English business for his employer and mentor, George Salt (Burl Ives), power-hungry executive Cliff Barton (Robert Taylor) meets and falls hard for Miriam Linka (Elisabeth Mueller), a beautiful and charming European woman. Unfortunately, Barton is already engaged to Salt's nubile niece Joan (Nicola Michaels). And when his coworkers discover that Miriam is a refugee, suspected former prostitute and possible Communist, a scandal ensues. Read More Read Less

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      Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine ... literate and well-acted drama. The film is also notable for the Hollywood debut of Swiss-born Elisabeth Mueller... Oct 23, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D It really doesn't amount to much. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 07/05/23 Full Review s r The whole premise kept me interested, but it felt a bit forced in the drama. It was good to see Ives and Taylor together. Mueller was attractive, but her character grew on my nerves with her excuses. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Based on a novel by Howard Swiggert, The Power and the Prize sets up a premise that had far more relevance in 1956 than it does today. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member amazing cast and good movie Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis On a mission to secure the hostile takeover of an English business for his employer and mentor, George Salt (Burl Ives), power-hungry executive Cliff Barton (Robert Taylor) meets and falls hard for Miriam Linka (Elisabeth Mueller), a beautiful and charming European woman. Unfortunately, Barton is already engaged to Salt's nubile niece Joan (Nicola Michaels). And when his coworkers discover that Miriam is a refugee, suspected former prostitute and possible Communist, a scandal ensues.
      Director
      Henry Koster
      Producer
      Nicholas Nayfack
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 26, 1956, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 7, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 38m
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