A young Greek immigrant confronts New York City while searching for the man who raped his sister.
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Cast overview:
Athan Karras ...
Yianni Martakis
Jeanne Jerrems ...
Niki Vassos
David Hooks ...
George Andros
Rosemary Torri ...
Helen Vassos
Edward Brazier ...
Jack Fields
Nicholas Zapnoukayas ...
Mr. Vassos
Ariadne Zapnoukayas ...
Mrs. Vassos
Chris Marx ...
Freighter Captain
Warren Houston ...
Bartender
Maggie Owens ...
Cleaning Woman
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Yianni Martakis, a sailor immigrant in New York City, is on a mission to find and kill the man who raped his sister. Along the way he becomes entangled with the sweet, unassuming Niki Vassos, and must decide whether he should forget his path of vengeance and perhaps begin living a normal life. Written by Robert

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A fairly good drama.

That's the topic a director like Elia Kazan could have made, but perhaps in another manner. Anyway, this story of a young Greek immigrant just arrived in NY City is interesting, very well made, with touching characters. A good score too. I think it's off the records from the Hollywood archives, forgotten in some vaults somewhere in the world. I don't know how it came in my collection. And I don'y know if many people watched it. It's a shame. Not a masterpiece but deserving to be discovered. The - not really said - love story between the lead and the young gal is, as I said, very touching, not usual if we compare to other features.

A very good social drama, more than a genuine film noir.

Worth watching.


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