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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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Nahreeb: I'll break his body and what he calls his soul!

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!

Micah: [referring to his first sight of Samarra] Nahreeb, you said that everything has its price.
Nahreeb: She is not for a follower of Jehovah!
Micah: I mean to have her one way or the other!

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