It Happened in Athens (1962)





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This drama, based on a true story, chronicles the exploits of a gorgeous Greek actress who decrees that she will marry the winner of the 26-mile marathon at the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens. It will be the first time the race has been run in 2,672 years. The actress does this because she is sure that her true-love will win. The real winner is a poor shepherd. Fortunately, the shepherd would rather marry another. The film contains actual Olympic Games footage. Much of the story was shot on location.
Comedy , Romance
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Trax Colton
as Spiridon Loues
Jayne Mansfield
as Eleni Costa
Nico Minardos
as Lt. Alexi Vinardos
Bob Mathias
as Coach Graham
Maria Xenia
as Christina Gratsos
Lili Valenty
as Mama Loues
Ivan Triesault
as Grandpa Loues
Bill Browne
as Drake
Brad Harris
as Garrett
Paris Alexander
as Nico Loues
Marion Silva
as Maria Loues
Charles Fawcett
as Ambassador Gaylord
Titos Vandis
as Father Loues
Tod Windsor
as Burke
Jean Murat
as Decoubertin
Roger Fradet
as Dubois
Denton De Gray
as O'Toole
John Karlsen
as King of Greece
Ben Bennett
as Connolley
George Stefan
as Fat Man
George Graham
as Announcer
Alan Caillou
as Narrator
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This picture contains a historical example of trippy insanity...Zeus almighty, pray this production crew go straight to heaven so we can enjoy inferno all we like. Alright, I laughed most of the times to measure the tears in my eyes. Not for the lack of accuracy nor that miss Kalogeropoulou was in it. It's that I pity the audience who payed and sat through it back when it was released.

Dimitris Springer
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