Never on Sunday (1960)
Average Rating: 6.8/10
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1960 Wide
Average Rating: 3.8/5
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In this globally acclaimed comedy drama, eccentric, tough, and carefree Ilya (Melina Mercouri) is one of those characters who makes her mark on film history, and who made an internationally known star out of Mercouri. Ilya is a prostitute in the port of Piraeus with a definite sense of social and economic justice. The aptly named Homer (director Jules Dassin, later to marry his star) arrives in Greece, meets the irrepressible Ilya, and decides she needs more of the traditional Greek culture and
Jan 1, 1960 Wide
Jul 1, 2003
Lopert Pictures Corporation
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This culture collision comedy is full of cliches, but as the Greek prostitute with a heart of gold, Melina Mercouri gives an infectiously joyous Oscar-nominated performance.
Mercouri's energetic performance took it to greater heights than it deserved.
While the film serves to exploit the myth of the happy prostitute, it reveals the charm and powerful simplicity of the Greece people.
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