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The Prodigal (1955) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Charles Schnee.

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Samarra: A high priestess cries the day she is born and never again in her lifetime.


Micah: Asham. I've drunk deep of every wine from here to Petra, and I've had my full share of women. Yet I'm behaving like a beardless boy panting for the first forbidden fruit that he sees. A priestess who worships a painted graven image! But she's in my blood!


Carmish: You're a stranger in Damascus. I can tell by your beard. And what each stranger hungers to see first is the Tinted Wall. Only a stone's throw away, the Tinted Wall! Let Carmish take you, for as Carmish is known to say, grab hold of the day - who knows if the night will ever come?


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Jazz performer and arranger Melba Liston has an uncredited role as a servant woman.
This was Lana Turner's first movie in CinemaScope.
Ava Gardner and Vittorio Gassman were originally cast as Edmund Purdom's co-stars.
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