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A Dream of Kings (1969)

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Anthony Quinn plays Matsoukas, a Greek/American ne'er do well, living in Chicago with his long-suffering wife Caliope (Irene Papas). When Matsoukas discovers that his son (Radames Pera) is dying, he decides that the boy needs to get out of the Windy City and recuperate in the more agreeable climate of Greece. All he needs is the money for the plane fare. One by one, Matsoukas' sources of income dry up until he is forced to fix a dice game in order to raise the cash. It is his wife who finally puts up the money by stealing from her own mother. Matsoukas makes the trip but realizes it would be better if he remain in Greece so as not to further humiliate the loyal Caliope. Inger Stevens co-stars as Quinn's mistress, while Sam Levene plays an old pal whose offer to put up the needed money evaporates when he suddenly drops dead. A Dream of Kings was adapted by Harry Mark Petrakis from his own novel. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Anthony Quinn
as Matsoukas
Radames Pera
as Stavros
Irene Papas
as Caliope
Sam Levene
as Cicero
Tamara Daykarhanova
as Mother-In-Law
Val Avery
as Fatsas
Peter Mamakos
as Falconis
Chris Marks
as Telecles
Alberto Morin
as Aristotle
Alan Reed Sr.
as Fig King
Peter Xantho
as Javaras
Zvee Scooler
as Zenoitis
Tol Avery
as Herman
Anthony Jochim
as Uncle Louie
James Dobson
as Young Doctor
Katherine Theodore
as Mrs. Cournos
George Michaelides
as Doctor in Church
Lisa Pera
as Nurse
Bill Walker
as Kampana
Stasa Damascus
as Falconis, Daughter
Renata Vanni
as Mrs. Falconis
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