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Island of Love (1963)

Approved | | Comedy | 25 October 1963 (Finland)
A con man named Steve Blair (Robert Preston), enlists an out-of-work, drunk writer Paul Ferris (Tony Randall) to write a fictitious screenplay he hopes will be funded by a rich, but ... See full summary »

Director:

Morton DaCosta

Writers:

David R. Schwartz (screenplay), Leo Katcher (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Preston ... Steve Blair
Tony Randall ... Paul Ferris
Giorgia Moll ... Elena Harakas (as Georgia Moll)
Walter Matthau ... Tony Dallas
Betty Bruce Betty Bruce ... Cha Cha Miller
Vassili Lambrinos Vassili Lambrinos ... Gregor Pappas
Michael Constantine ... Andy
Oliver Johnston ... Prof. Krumwitz
Titos Vandis ... Father Anaxagoras
Miranta Myrat ... Mama Harakas (as Miranda Murat)
Lewis Charles ... Louie
Peter Mamakos ... Nick
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Storyline

A con man named Steve Blair (Robert Preston), enlists an out-of-work, drunk writer Paul Ferris (Tony Randall) to write a fictitious screenplay he hopes will be funded by a rich, but unethical producer (who also happens to be a mobster) named Tony Dallas (Walter Matthau). As if that's not enough, Blair then plans to scam the money from Dallas, all with the beauty of a gorgeous Greek isle. Written by thomevans

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Comedy

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Trivia

Giorgia Moll, the actress who plays Elena, was Italian, not Greek. See more »

Goofs

Ancient works of art lost in the sea would be buried, not laying pristine on the floor of the sea bed. An archaeologist would have immediately recognized the artifacts were fake. See more »

Quotes

Paul Ferris: I just don't like aggressive women, that's all.
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Connections

References The Jazz Singer (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Speak Not A Word
Music by Harold Adamson
Lyrics by Sammy Fain
Performed by Yacoubian & Company
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I liked it ...
16 May 2006 | by ferrellSee all my reviews

I know that this film may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I really enjoyed it. I least I have the memory of having enjoyed it. It has many years since I've seen it. I still check regularly to see if has come to DVD or VHS. I would love to see it again.

Tony Randall is good as usual. Robert Preston and Walter Matthau, while they may not be at their best, are nevertheless still Robert Preston and Walter Matthau. The star power coupled with the pure scenic beauty of the locale is enough of a reason to bring this film to the public again. There are many others of lesser quality which are released today. Why not this one?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

25 October 1963 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Not on Your Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Belgrave See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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