Prestige (film)

Prestige is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film directed by Tay Garnett and written by Tay Garnett, Rollo Lloyd and Francis Edward Faragoh. The film stars Ann Harding, Adolphe Menjou, Melvyn Douglas and Guy Bates Post.[1][2][3] The film was released on January 22, 1932, by RKO Pictures.

Directed byTay Garnett
Produced byCharles R. Rogers
Harry Joe Brown (associate)
Screenplay byTay Garnett
Rollo Lloyd
Francis Edward Faragoh
Story byHarry Hervey
StarringAnn Harding
Adolphe Menjou
Melvyn Douglas
Ian Maclaren
Guy Bates Post
Music byArthur Lange
Harold Lewis
CinematographyLucien N. Andriot
Edited byJoseph Kane
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • January 22, 1932 (1932-01-22)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States


Synopses for Prestige are available on and AFI Catalog. Both entries are identical. The film is rarely shown.



Melvyn Douglas was called in to replace Adolphe Menjou. In later years, Douglas recalled that Ann Harding was so unhappy with the picture that she asked the studio to let her buy up every print.[4]


Prestige became available on DVD in October, 2013, through a Spanish distributor.[5]


  1. "Prestige (1932) - Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  2. "Prestige - Ann Harding in a Melodramatic Story of Life in a Small French Penal Colony". Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  3. "Prestige Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for Prestige". TV Guide. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  4. Bawden, James; Miller, Ron (2016-03-04). Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood's Golden Era. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-6712-1.
  5. "PRESTIGIO (DVD) de Tay Garnett, comprar pelĂ­cula en".
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