Never On Sunday (1960)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB

Original title:  Pote Tin Kyriaki

Greece/USA, 1960.  Lopert Pictures Corporation, Melinafilm.  Screenplay by Jules Dassin.  Cinematography by .  Produced by Jules Dassin.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1960Cannes Film Festival 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960.  

Melina Mercouri is brilliant as an independent prostitute in the Greek port of Piraeus who is thrown into a tiff when visiting philosophical tourist (and real-life boyfriend, later husband) wants to reform her via the intellectual “Aristotelean” aspects of life. Naturally, she tells him to leave her alone, but not before dancing up a storm, singing lots of great songs and making you laugh your head off. Striking photography of the beautiful Greece of the sixties, all around great performances and Manos Hadjidakis’ inspiring score contribute to a very memorable cinematic experience.

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