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Boy on a Dolphin (1957)

A woman finds a treasure and is torn between two men: one who wants to sell it and one who wants to gift it to Greece.

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Cast

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Dr. James Calder
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Victor Parmalee
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Alexis Minotis ...
Milidias Nadapoulos (as Alex Minotis)
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Rhif
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Dr. Hawkins
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Niko
Gertrude Flynn ...
Miss Dill
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Phaedra is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an ancient brass and gold statue of a boy riding a dolphin, which is said to have the magical power to grant wishes. Her shiftless boyfriend wants to sell it to an unscrupulous art collector, but Phaedra wants to give it to anthropologist Jim Calder, who would return it to the Greek government. Written by Kona

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An adventurous love story that will live 'til the seas run dry!


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19 April 1957 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A Lenda da Estátua Nua  »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System) (magnetic prints)| (optical prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Marlon Brando and Clark Gable were considered for the role of Dr. James Calder. See more »

Goofs

The writing on the signpost " Meteora 4 km" Webb passes on his way to the monastery is in Latin letters instead of Greek ones. See more »

Quotes

Monk at Meteora Monastery: [Upon meeting Parmalee, who has just ascended to the Meteora Monastery via a hand-operated "elevator"] Welcome to Meteora.
Victor Parmalee: May I ask, who carries your insurance?
Monk at Meteora Monastery: We put our trust in the Almighty.
Victor Parmalee: A very safe company.
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Soundtracks

Boy on a Dolphin
Based on "Tinafio" (Ti Ine Afto Pou To Lene Agapi)
Music by Takis Morakis
Music Adapted by Hugo Friedhofer
Original Lyrics by Danai (uncredited)
Greek Lyrics by Ioanis Fermanoglou (as J. Fermanglou)
English Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung over credits by Julie London (uncredited) and in the film by Sophia Loren
Musical Director for Julie London: Howard A. Roberts (uncredited)
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Visually stunning underwater scenes
20 April 2002 | by (Wolcott Connecticut) – See all my reviews

One of those movies from childhood you remember as an adult, if for nothing else then for the brilliant colors and underwater scenes. Although this may not be available on DVD as yet, it's a good candidate because of the Technocolor beauty of it all.


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