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The Prisoner

19 Apr 1955
95 min
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A cardinal is arrested for treason against the state. As a prince of his church, and a popular hero of this people, for his resistance against the Nazis during the war and afterward his resistance when his country again fell to a totalitarian conqueror. In prison, his interrogator is determined to get a confession of guilt against the state from the strong willed man, and thus destroy his power over his people. The verbal and psychological battles are gripping and powerful - not even the increasing pressures put upon the Cardinal can force him to weaken; not even solitary confinement, continuous blazing light in his cell, sleeplessness, efforts to persuade him he is going mad. And yet, in the deepening conflict, the superb indomitable prisoner, creates a tremendous pity on his tormentor, the interrogator. Written by alfiehitchie




Alec Guinness

The Cardinal

Jack Hawkins

The Interrogator

Percy Herbert

Soldier (uncredited)

Ronald Lewis

The Guard

Gerard Heinz

The Doctor

Mark Dignam

The Governor

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Kenneth Griffith

The Secretary

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Wilfrid Lawson

The Jailer

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Oscar Quitak

Cafe Waiter (uncredited)

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Raymond Huntley

The General

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