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The Prisoner

1955 Rated NR 1hr 33m

Peter Glenville made his directorial debut with this drama about a Hungarian cardinal (Alec Guinness) imprisoned -- and subjected to mental and physical torture -- by police who are heavily influenced by the new Communist regime. His captors hope that their agony-inflictive tactics will make the cardinal retract some anti-establishment addresses he made. Jack Hawkins plays an interrogator out to shame the cardinal into issuing a false statement.

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Movie Details

1956 BAFTA®
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1


English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.