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It Happened in Athens (1962)

Approved  |   |  Biography, Comedy  |  June 1962 (USA)
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In 1896 it is announced that the Olympic Games will be revived in Athens. A young shepherd, Spiridon Loues, decides to enter the 26-mile marathon. Once in Athens, he meets Christina Gratsos... See full summary »

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Eleni Costa
Trax Colton ...
Nico Minardos ...
Lt. Alexi Vinardos
Bob Mathias ...
Coach Graham
Xenia Kalogeropoulou ...
Christina Gratsos (as Maria Xénia)
Ivan Triesault ...
Grandpa Loues / Mr. Trisapopolis
Lili Valenty ...
Mama Loues
Titos Vandis ...
Father Loues
Charles Fawcett ...
Ambassador Cyrus T. Gaylord
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De Coubertin
Roger Browne ...
Drake (as Bill Browne)
Marion Siva ...
Maria Loues (as Marion Silva)
Paul Muller ...
Priest
Gustavo De Nardo ...
George
Roger Fradet ...
Dubois
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In 1896 it is announced that the Olympic Games will be revived in Athens. A young shepherd, Spiridon Loues, decides to enter the 26-mile marathon. Once in Athens, he meets Christina Gratsos, a young woman from his hometown who is now the personal maid of Eleni Costa, Greece's most glamorous actress. Though he has arrived after the qualification date, Spiridon's athletic prowess so impresses Coach Graham of the American team that he is permitted to enter the contest. Eleni informs the press that she will marry the victor, confident it will be her lover, Lieutenant Vinardos. Written by alfiehitchie

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When Jayne Becomes the Olympic Prize...It's An Outdoor Variation on an Inside Sport!

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Jayne Mansfield's 23-month-old son, Miklos, makes a cameo at the beginning of the film as the little boy who throws food across the table. See more »

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Though the film is set at the time of the first modern Olympic Games at the dawn of the 20th Century, from far away it is noticeable that the people in the crowd are from the 1960s as they're wearing 1960s fashions. See more »

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It Happens To Be Awesome!
27 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie! Jayne has a supporting role but gets top billing and is playing against type. Jayne plays a self absorbed stage actress and is a little villainous. I think it was meant to be a vehicle for introducing Trax Colton to the movies and they needed a big star to carry the movie, so they put Jayne in. Jayne looks mesmerizing in this film. I wish Fox would put it on an official DVD, though they do show it on the Fox Movie Channel sometimes. Trax plays a Greek shepherd boy trying to enter the first Olympics. Jayne plays a glamorous stage actress who promises to marry one of the winners of one of the games. Jayne's acting is inspired and even though she has a supporting role, she is the one you will be watching the film for. This movie has a reputation of being one of Jayne's 'loan out' film roles for Fox, but in fact this was a major motion picture big budget movie filmed in 1960 and was made in Cinemascope.


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