It Happened in Athens (1962)

92 mins | Comedy-drama | 1962

Director:

Andrew Marton

Writer:

Laslo Vadnay

Producer:

James S. Elliott

Cinematographer:

Curtis Courant

Editor:

Jodie Copelan

Production Designer:

Marilena Aravantinou

Production Company:

Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

Filmed on location in Greece. Actual footage from the Olympic Games is incorporated in the ... More Less

Filmed on location in Greece. Actual footage from the Olympic Games is incorporated in the film. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
2nd unit cam
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
MAKEUP
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Dial dir
Prop master
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 14 November 1962
Copyright Claimant:
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 December 1961
Copyright Number:
LP22225
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
92
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In 1896 it is announced that the Olympic Games will be revived in Athens. A young shepherd, Spiridon Loues, decides to enter the 26-mile marathon. Once in Athens, he meets Christina Gratsos, a young woman from his hometown who is now the personal maid of Eleni Costa, Greece's most glamorous actress. Though he has arrived after the qualification date, Spiridon's athletic prowess so impresses Coach Graham of the American team that he is permitted to enter the contest. Eleni informs the press that she will marry the victor, confident it will be her lover, Lieutenant Vinardos. Spiridon, however, wins, and Eleni awaits him in her carriage. But he embraces Christina, and it is a defeated Vinardos who meekly comes to ... +


In 1896 it is announced that the Olympic Games will be revived in Athens. A young shepherd, Spiridon Loues, decides to enter the 26-mile marathon. Once in Athens, he meets Christina Gratsos, a young woman from his hometown who is now the personal maid of Eleni Costa, Greece's most glamorous actress. Though he has arrived after the qualification date, Spiridon's athletic prowess so impresses Coach Graham of the American team that he is permitted to enter the contest. Eleni informs the press that she will marry the victor, confident it will be her lover, Lieutenant Vinardos. Spiridon, however, wins, and Eleni awaits him in her carriage. But he embraces Christina, and it is a defeated Vinardos who meekly comes to Eleni. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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