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Boy on a Dolphin (1957)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Storyline

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)  »

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A Lenda da Estátua Nua  »

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Trivia

Originally, the film was to star Cary Grant. It was four days into shooting in Greece when Grant canceled. His wife, Betsy Drake, had survived the sinking of the Andrea Doria ocean liner and he went to be with her. Robert Mitchum was then considered, before Spyros Foucas signed Alan Ladd. See more »

Goofs

In several scenes throughout the movie, Sophia Loren's character enters a Greek-Orthodox church and begins her prayer with "sancta Maria". This would almost certainly never be uttered in a Greek-Orthodox church, especially since the word "sancta" is of Latinate etymology (Loren's character is supposedly Greek although she herself is Italian) and more so because this is an exclusively Roman-Catholic recitation. In Greek one might say: "Panagia mou", but NEVER "Agia Maria" which is the Greek equivalent of "sancta Maria" meaning "saint Maria". See more »

Quotes

Dr. Hawkins: [Suddenly realizing that he's going to receive a smaller share of the treasure than originally thought] Well, there's an old Greek proverb, that says a third of something is better than half of nothing.
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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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It Looks Great But...
25 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

... but I can't tell if it is or not because it isn't captioned. Please someone, caption this movie. I do appreciate that someone listened to my plea regarding another movie and 6 months later it was captioned.

We hearing impaired people love movies, too. I especially admire Sophia Loren. She is so beautiful and sophisticated. I even read her beauty book years ago.

If you want to know what it's like for us, watch the movie with the sound off. Even hearing people have grown to enjoy Closed Captioning for times when someone is making noise and they can't hear the TV.

Thanks for reading this. Now I pray next time I see it on TCM it will be captioned.

-Youseineko-


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