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Boy on a Dolphin (1957)

Boy on a Dolphin





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In this thriller, set on the Greek island of Hydra, a beautiful sponge diver finds an ancient sunken ship. Within, she finds a breathtaking brass statue. However, when she tells her boyfriend about it, the conniving fellow convinces her to help him use the priceless artifact to pad their pockets.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Ivan Moffat, Dwight Taylor
In Theaters:
Twentieth Century Fox


Sophia Loren
as Phaedra
Alan Ladd
as Dr. Jim Calder
Clifton Webb
as Victor Parmalee
Laurence Naismith
as Dr. Hawkins
Alexis Minotis
as Government Man
Charles Fawcett
as Bill B. Baldwin
Gertrude Flynn
as Miss Dill
Charlotte Terrabust
as Mrs. Baldwin
Margaret Stahl
as Miss Baldwin
Orestes Rallis
as Chief of Police
George Saris
as First Mate
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Critic Reviews for Boy on a Dolphin

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

In her American feature debut, a romantic advenure in the Greek Islands, the tall and sexy Sophia Loren starred with the short and declining Alan Ladd.

Full Review… | August 19, 2012

This was the film that helped launch Sophia Loren as an international sex symbol.

Full Review… | August 11, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | October 18, 2008

Audience Reviews for Boy on a Dolphin


Sophia's first American film grabbed the international audience's attention and they never let go. She's a delight to watch as fiery Greek sponge diver Phaedra who discovers a sunken treasure, a sculpture from which the film gets its name (I had long wondered what the title meant). She needs help with salvaging and is torn between the services of two candidates. Clifton Webb can offer her a fortune but intends to sell the national prize illegally on the black market, whereas archaeologist Alan Ladd can only offer her a pittance reward but she will bring glory and pride to her country. Webb plays the suave and slightly condescending genteel criminal perfectly, but Ladd is barely adequate and well past his prime. Only in the movies would someone sculpted like Sophia Loren turn her head - or in this case, look down - to notice him as a romantic interest.

And if you're ever vacationing on the island of Hydra and run into trouble, just ask for Niko - that kid can do anything!

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