The Prisoner Poster

Release Date: 1955

DVD Release Date: March 2nd, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
In the early post-World War II years, a cardinal (Alec Guinness) in an unnamed eastern European country is thrown in jail for treason. While there, he is subject to an intense degree of torture, both physical and psychological, by his captors. These are led by a wily man known only as the Interrogator (Jack Hawkins), who uses every tool at his disposal to get the strong-willed prisoner to issue a statement to his flock renouncing the role of religion in society.

Cast: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Wilfrid Lawson

Director: Peter Glenville

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Doctor, Temptation, Underdog, Prison, Emotional, 1950s, Sacrifice

Awards

Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955)
Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955)
Nominated British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955)