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O Fanouris Kai to Soi Tou (1957)

O Fanouris kai to soi tou (original title)
A good-natured paterfamilias who is struggling to make ends meet rests his hopes on his successful expatriate brother to finally see their older sister get married. However, is the wealthy sibling willing to help?


Christos Giannakopoulos (play), Christos Giannakopoulos (screenplay) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Mimis Fotopoulos Mimis Fotopoulos ... Fanouris Skarvetsos
Gely Mavropoulou ... Katina Skarvetsou
Nana Skiada Nana Skiada ... Margaret
Theodoros Dimitriou ... Vangelis Lambousis (as Thodoros Dimitriou)
Nikos Fermas ... Mitsos
Giannis Ioannidis Giannis Ioannidis ... Mr. Bill (as Ioannis Ioannidis)
Christoforos Himaras Christoforos Himaras ... Solon Dellakotsos
Anna Fonsou Anna Fonsou ... Elenitsa Skarvetsou
Nikos Matthaios ... Mr. Bouyouroukos
Lavrentis Dianellos ... Alexis Lambousis
Joly Garbi Joly Garbi ... Dimitra
Kostas Doukas ... Giannis 'John' Skarvetsos


Fanouris Skarvetsos, an industrious carpenter and a good-natured paterfamilias who is struggling to make ends meet, is his older sister Katina's only hope to finally get married. However, as the conscientious brother tries his best to cater for the whole family--including his other two sisters--the unexpected but very welcome arrival of his successful expatriate brother, John Skarvetsos, and his wife, Margaret, guarantees a fortunate outcome. At last, now Fanouris can pay the sum he had promised as a dowry to his future brother-in-law, Solon; however, is John willing to help? Written by Nick Riganas

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2 December 1957 (Greece) See more »

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Fanouris and His Clan See more »

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Anzervos See more »
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The movie was screened between 1956-1957 and sold 34,149 tickets. It came 11th out of 31 movies. See more »


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The hardships of a traditional Greek brother
5 May 2007 | by tainiomanisSee all my reviews

Fanouris, a carpenter, is the main provider for the household since his parents died,taking care of his two younger sisters. There is also an elder sister, who is married to one of Fanouris' friends, and an elder brother, who migrated to New York when he was 14. The elder of the two sisters Fanouris cares for, is at an age when she has to get married, but she is still mourning for the death of her fiancé in a car accident. Fanouris has arranged for her to marry a promising merchant, a grocery store owner. The prospective groom demands a fixed amount of money as a dowry, and he gives Fanouris a deadline, otherwise he refuses to proceed with the wedding. In the meantime, the elder brother arrives from the US for a visit with his wife.

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