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Two legendary actors at the height of their careers face off in a film so controversial that both the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals banned it. Following World War II, a strong-willed cardinal (Alec Guinness) is arrested as a traitor to the state. His will is strong, but so is that of his inquisitor (Jack Hawkins), a seemingly benevolent man who uses oily charm to lure the cardinal into speaking freely. The interrogator eventually resorts to false evidence, dirty tricks and cruelty. A tale for all times, all beliefs, and once witnessed, impossible to forget.

The Prisoner is an Drama, Foreign movie that was released in 1955 and has a run time of 1 hr 31 min. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.

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Not Rated
| 1955 | 1 hr 31 min | 6.9/10
Cast
Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Wilfrid Lawson, Kenneth Griffith
Director
Peter Glenville
Language
English
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