The Prisoner | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | May 25, 2019
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A lot of theatrical staging and some very intense performances. A decent acting clinic.
genre Drama
synopsis A cardinal is arrested for treason against the state. He is a popular hero of his people, for his resistance against the Nazis during the war and his resistance when his country again fell to a totalitarian conqueror. In prison, his interrogator is determined to extract a confession of guilt, and thus destroy his power over his people.
lead actors Alec Guinness | Jack Hawkins | Wilfrid Lawson | Kenneth Griffith | Jeanette Sterke | Ronald Lewis | Raymond Huntley | Mark Dignam | Gerard Heinz | Percy Herbert | Oscar Quitak | Denis Shaw
director Peter Glenville