Boy on A Dolphin

Boy on A Dolphin

DVD - 2016
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"Italian goddess Sophia Loren made her American film debut in this adventure yarn set upon the Greek island of Hydra. There in a seaside village the beautiful Phaedra, a sponge diver, finds a breath-taking gold statue of a boy riding a dolphin. Her slimy and crooked boyfriend wants to sell it to an unscrupulous and wealthy art collector, but Phaedra wants to hand it over to an American anthropologist, Jim Calder, who would return it to the Greek government, so it could be displayed in a prominent Greek museum"--Container.

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ThomasJWhiting
Nov 17, 2018

VERY GOOD 1957 film - Sophia Loren's American film debut. She is VERY beautiful in a variety of ways in the film, as is the color/cinemascope filmography of many Greek Islands settings. Interesting plot when sponge diver Sophia character accidentally finds an ancient Greek statue of a boy riding a dolphin on the bottom of the Aegean Sea - what will be done with it.

I didn't notice the following - guess they did a good job... The dissimilarity in heights between the 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Loren and 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Ladd led to complications in filming. Some of their scenes together required him to stand on a box, while another forced a trench to be dug for Loren when the pair walked along the beach.

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