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15 Ratings

The Prisoner

Directed by Peter Glenville
United Kingdom, 1955


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 conquerer.

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The Prisoner Directed by Peter Glenville

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1955 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Film

BAFTA Awards

1956 | 5 nominations including: Best British Actor

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1955 | 3rd place: Best Actor

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