7.1/10
591
1 user

Liar Wanted (1961)

Ziteitai pseftis (original title)
A sharp altercation will pave the way for a brilliant career when a shameless liar meets his future employer: a resourceful parliamentarian. But, what happens when he tells one lie too many? Is his flair for fiction always beneficial?

Director:

Giannis Dalianidis
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Thodorakis is a womanizer who lies to his wife about having a friend who lives in Patra in order to cover his dirty business. What happens when this fake friend appears in front of him and the night before he is ready to go with his mistress?

Director: Alekos Sakellarios
Stars: Dinos Iliopoulos, Kostas Voutsas, Maro Kodou
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An 80 year old vendetta finally lands on the hands of two peace loving, and not so brave men, who both fear each others intent.!

Director: Alekos Sakellarios
Stars: Dinos Iliopoulos, Kostas Hatzihristos, Pantelis Zervos
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A lost wallet that finds one evening an honest accountant becomes the occasion to reveal a wide abuse.

Directors: Andreas Andreadakis, Giannis Dalianidis
Stars: Dinos Iliopoulos, Rena Vlahopoulou, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An ornamental minister visits his constituency to inaugurate an obstetrical clinic; however, a clumsy accident will expose not only his voters' needs but also a well-planned conspiracy. Can he right the wrongs before the next elections?

Director: Alekos Sakellarios
Stars: Labros Konstadaras, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Niki Linardou
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Thanasis Vengos plays a poor young man that comes to Athens looking for a job. We watch as he tries many different jobs; druggist, photographer, even wrestling referee. The result is always hilarious and explosive!

Director: Alekos Sakellarios
Stars: Thanasis Vengos, Marika Krevata, Giorgos Gavriilidis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Aunt Calliopi returns to Greece from Chicago after 30 years and plans to marry off her nieces.

Director: Alekos Sakellarios
Stars: Orestis Makris, Georgia Vasileiadou, Jenny Karezi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When it comes to his wife, Orestis is suspicious of everything, be it a moustachioed chauffeur or a lost pair of bumblebee-yellow gloves. But, are his fears justified or is this case of the lost fashion accessories a big misunderstanding?

Director: Alekos Sakellarios
Stars: Nikos Stavridis, Mimis Fotopoulos, Maro Kodou
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Before he finally walks down the aisle with his long-term fiancée and future wife, a bank employee must first give his three sisters away in marriage, even though his elder sister seems unwilling to cooperate. Is she hiding something?

Director: Giannis Dalianidis
Stars: Dinos Iliopoulos, Zoi Laskari, Rena Vlahopoulou
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Instead of success in the Greek province, two poor portable barrel piano players stumble upon an affluent but desperate runaway girl, intent on escaping a much-despised arranged marriage. Will they forsake their beliefs for money's sake?

Director: Alekos Sakellarios
Stars: Mimis Fotopoulos, Vasilis Avlonitis, Jenny Karezi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

About Aleka who is obsessed with playing cards and the efforts of her husband to make her quit this bad "habit".

Director: Giannis Dalianidis
Stars: Rena Vlahopoulou, Labros Konstadaras, Lili Papayanni
Jenny Jenny (1966)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In order to help her father who has financial problems, Tzeni agrees to a fake marriage with his political rival.

Director: Dinos Dimopoulos
Stars: Jenny Karezi, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Andreas Barkoulis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Widowed and with three grown-up sons, a stern Director of the Naval Academy hires a beautiful woman as a live-in housekeeper, to put an end once and for all in the absolute chaos that reigns in his home. But, what is her ulterior motive?

Director: Alekos Sakellarios
Stars: Labros Konstadaras, Maro Kodou, Pavlos Liaros
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Dinos Iliopoulos ... Thodoros Parlas
Pantelis Zervos Pantelis Zervos ... Theofilos Ferekis
Anna Kyriakou ... Jenny Fereki
Thanasis Vengos ... Vrasidas
Martha Karagianni Martha Karagianni ... Pitsa-Kitsa
Periklis Hristoforidis ... Agis
Dimitris Nikolaidis ... Panagis Dervisis
Margarita Athanasiou Margarita Athanasiou ... Pipitsa
Popi Lazou Popi Lazou ... Zozo
Katia Athanasiou Katia Athanasiou
Aggelos Mavropoulos Aggelos Mavropoulos ... Maratos
Panos Karavousanos ... Patatias
Margarita Gerardou Margarita Gerardou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giannis Bertos
Grigoris Bithikotsis Grigoris Bithikotsis ... Singer
Edit

Storyline

The politician Theophilos Ferekis recruits secretary Theodoros Parlas, which satisfies the need to smooth lied to voters. The falsehoods of Theodoros are quickly become a nuisance for Ferekis especially when tangled and his wife, which is trying in her own lies to conceal the relationship with the best friend of her husband. Written by Tony Montana

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

1960s | 60s | athens | greece | greek | See All (53) »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek

Release Date:

17 April 1961 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Liar Wanted See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Finos Film See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was screened between 1960-1961 and sold 69,451 tickets. It came 6th out of 58 movies. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinemania: Ypalliloi en drasei! (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Se touto to steno
Composed & performed by Grigoris Bithikotsis
Lyrics by Dimitris Goutis
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Always modern
26 February 2004 | by 1966nmSee all my reviews

Excellent comedy, of the golden age of the Greek cinema, when making simple and yet great films was not only possible, but the rule maybe. Dalianidis is setting up a political satire, pointing out in a very fanny way the corruption of the political life and of those who are involved in it. A parliament member (Pantelis Zervos, in one of his best performances, in my opinion) is cynically asking for a liar as his personal assistant. Dinos Illiopoulos IS his man and he does very well, even confronted with his own lies (giving in this case, one of the funniest scenes in the history of the Greek cinema). In the end, he will be (almost) defeated by the wife of the PM, simply because she is a woman and therefor better liar 8) Still our hero, has one parthian arrow to throw in the end, making us wish that we were as capable as he is. The second best moment of the film is maybe a dancing number, performed by Martha Karayanni (always a pleasure)! It is funny to think that 6 years after this political film, Greece got herself a dictatorship and the Greek cinema started to decline!


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed