With Joseph Wiseman, Edmund Purdom, Lana Turner, Louis Calhern, Taina Elg, Walter Hampden, Henry Daniell, Cecil Kellaway, Audrey Dalton, Neville Brand, James Mitchell, Allison Hayes
The Prodigal is a 1955 Biblical epic film made by MGM starring Lana Turner. It was directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Charles Schnee.
The Maurice Zimm screenplay was adapted by Joseph Breen, Jr. and Samuel James Larsen from the New Testament story of the selfish son who leaves his family in search of riches. The music score was by Bronislau Kaper, with cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.
The film also features Edmund Purdom, Louis Calhern, James Mitchell, Joseph Wiseman, Cecil Kellaway and Walter Hampden. The dancer Taina Elg made her film debut.
The Prodigal was satirized in Mad #26 as "The Prodigious".