Giorgi, a man of character, emigrates from Georgia, USSR to the US. He and other Georgian immigrants there support one another while struggling to find work and become US citizens. Giorgi falls for a cute reporter interested in his case.

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Giorgi Papashvily
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Helen Watson
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Nuri Bey
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Anna Godiedze
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Uncle Besso
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Uncle John (as Oscar Beregi)
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Tariel Godiedze
Nick Dennis ...
Chancho
Gloria Marlowe ...
Luba Godiedze
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Sandro
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Pavli
Alexander Danaroff ...
Eliko Tomavily
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Madame Greshiani
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Clerk (scenes deleted)
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Immigration Officer (scenes deleted)
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Giorgi, a man of character, emigrates from Georgia, USSR to the US. He and other Georgian immigrants there support one another while struggling to find work and become US citizens. Giorgi falls for a cute reporter interested in his case.

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Comedy | Romance

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6 March 1953 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Ekatommyriouhos daktylografos  »

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Film debut of Oscar Beregi Jr. See more »

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Featured in The Statue of Liberty (1985) See more »

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Souliko
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Traditional Georgian folk song
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A So-so movie of a good book
17 March 2001 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

This is an OK movie. Jose Ferrer plays the Georgian immigrant, George Papashvili whose book, 'Anything Can Happen,' is a classic story of an immigrant adjusting to life in the United States. The book has a charm that this movie doesn't approach. Too bad, as the cast was competent. Kim Hunter and Jose Ferrer don't really create much spark and even Oscar Beregi's character, the chef, dzea Vanno 'Uncle John,' falls a little flat. Ferrer does well, as he always did, playing the Georgian and even sings a charming little song. I might disabuse the other reviewer's confusion by noting that the Georgians are not Slavs (which term is usually reserved for Slovenians) but representatives of a totally unrelated culture living in the Caucasus mountains in Asia Minor. They are a fascinating people and Papashvili's book relates some wonderful experiences here in this new land. Unfortunately, the movie only gives us a sweet little romance but, I guess that's all Hollywood wanted at that time.


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