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The Asphalt Fever (1967)

Pyretos stin asfalto (original title)
With his wife on the operating table, a conscientious police sergeant combs the city in search of a phial of rare blood. Time is running out, and an escaped asylum inmate is on the loose. Will he choose personal happiness over duty?

Director:

Dinos Dimopoulos

Writer:

Nikos Foskolos
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giorgos Foundas ... Officer Merkos
Jenny Roussea Jenny Roussea ... Elli Merkou
Faidon Georgitsis ... Nikos Koursos
Nora Valsami ... Vassiliki Zika
Spyros Kalogirou ... Miltiadis Tsipouras
Theodoros Dovas Theodoros Dovas ... (as Thodoros Dovas)
Vasos Andronidis ... (as Vasilis Andronidis)
Giorgos Bellos Giorgos Bellos
Giannis Kasdaglis Giannis Kasdaglis
Athinodoros Prousalis ... Gatekeeper
Yorgos Charalabidis
Vasilis Mitsakis Vasilis Mitsakis
Kimon Dimopoulos Kimon Dimopoulos
Thodoros Exarhos ... Doctor
Errikos Kontarinis Errikos Kontarinis
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Storyline

After two miscarriages, and years of hopes and insecurities, Elli, the weary wife of the conscientious police sergeant, Officer Merkos, is about to have her first baby. However, a life-threatening complication before the operation will trigger a frenzied hunt for a precious phial of the blood of a rare type, against the backdrop of the city's empty night streets. In the meantime, a dangerous escaped asylum inmate is on the loose, putting in jeopardy the very lives of thirty innocent children on a field trip. Now, Merkos is between a rock and a hard place, as time is running out. Will he choose personal happiness over duty? Written by Nick Riganas

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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The movie was screened during 1967-1968 and sold 487,036 tickets. It came 5th out of 99 movies. See more »

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Details

Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

21 September 1967 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

The Asphalt Fever See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece

Company Credits

Production Co:

Finos Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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