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Boy on a Dolphin Reviews

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jjnxn
Super Reviewer
December 25, 2015
Okay story is boosted by quality performers Clifton Webb and Sophia Loren in her big international breakthrough and dazzling Greek locations all in breathtaking color.
DrStrangeblog
Super Reviewer
½ February 12, 2013
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!
jjnxn
Super Reviewer
December 25, 2015
Okay story is boosted by quality performers Clifton Webb and Sophia Loren in her big international breakthrough and dazzling Greek locations all in breathtaking color.
December 19, 2015
Oh my God, Sophia Loren is a Goddess! Her passion, her eyes. I was in love with her as a teen and as an old man still she is the one!
July 9, 2013
Corny-But superb location. Sophia looked great!
DrStrangeblog
Super Reviewer
½ February 12, 2013
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!
April 18, 2012
The very dated adventure/romance set in the Greek Islands. It isn't a bad film but other than some stunning backgrounds & locations this film truly does fall short.

Casting for this film was peculiar but the story gets lost a little mid way and it has many pointless scenes pushing a love story between Loren & Ladd despite having little chemistry together.

There where so nice scenes here and there but I wish there was more story on the boy on dolphin itself, not a bad film just nothing special.
½ August 4, 2011
Boy on a Dolphin is a wonderful. It is about a poor female sponge diver who finds a sunken treasure with a statue of boy riding on a dolphin. The settings in Greece are beautiful. Alan Ladd and Sophia Loren give amazing performances. The screenplay is well written. Jean Negulesco did another great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the adventure and romance. Boy on a Dolphin is a must see.
January 7, 2011
it´s not her best movie...but i don´t care...it´s a loren movie :)
June 3, 2010
well umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch........its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie........i think that charles fawcett, gertrude flynn, piero giagnoni, alexis minotis, laurence naismith, jorge mistral, alan ladd, sophia loren, clifton webb play good roles/parts throughout this movie..........i think that laurence smith, jorge mistral, alan ladd were great throughout this movie............i think that the director of this classics/adventure/romance movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie.............i think that this is a good classics movie 2 watch its got a good cast thorughout this movie n its a really enjoyable adventure movie
½ April 4, 2010
slow but nice - i would watch it again
½ August 20, 2008
Sadly they picked a rather dull scripted adventure for Loren's first Hollywood feature, it fails to capture the imagination, even with the colourful Mediterranean setting.
½ June 26, 2008
this movie was not very good. but i'd like to go to greece. i thought the alan ladd character was gay until the last 4 seconds of the movie.
½ October 31, 2007
Excellent Ladd and Loren.
June 10, 2007
Ah Sophia Loren! She became one of my first teenage crushes after I saw this! And that was just down to the opening few minutes.
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