I Liza Kai I Alli (1961)

DINOS DIMOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Greece, 1961.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Vangelis Goufas.  Cinematography by Walter Lassally.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Costume Design by Rita Strogylou.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas. Liza is a poor girl who sells combs in the streets of Monastiraki, arrested after she spends the night sleeping in a furniture…

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The Bait (1964)

ALEKOS SAKELLARIOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. Original title:  To Doloma Alternate title:  Ace Of Spades Greece, 1964.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Alekos Sakellarios.  Cinematography by Nikos Kavoukidis.  Music by Kostas Kapnisis.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas. Aliki Vougiouklaki is hilarious in this modern, slightly sexier version of Pygmalion.  Alekos Alexandrakis plays a card sharp who needs a pretty…

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Alice In The Navy (1961)

ALEKOS SAKELLARIOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  I Aliki Sto Naftiko Greece, 1961.  Finos Film, Th. Damaskinos & V. Michaelides.  Screenplay by Alekos Sakellarios.  Cinematography by Nikos Dimopoulos, Walter Lassally.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Pantelis Palierakis.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas.   Greek musical star Aliki Vougiouklaki plays her usual plucky self, this time the daughter of a navy captain…

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A Crazy Family (1965)

DINOS DIMOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Mia trelli…trelli oikogeneia Greece, 1965.  Finos Film.  by Nikos Tsiforos, Polyvios Vasileiadis based on their play Oi Gynaikes Protimoun Tous Sklirous.  Cinematography by Nikos Kavoukidis.  Music by Mimis Plessas.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas. The title pretty much says it all: a wealthy high-society family in Athens…

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Dakrya Gia Tin Ilektra (1966)

GIANNIS DALIANIDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Greece, 1966.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Nikos Foskolos. Cinematography by Pavlos Filippou.  Music by Mimis Plessas.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas.   There’s Greek melodrama to the Nth degree when Zoe Laskari finds out that her mother (who looks about three years older than her) is schtupping their sexy…

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Naked In The Street (1969)

GIANNIS DALIANIDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Gymnoi Sto Dromo Greece, 1969.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Giannis Dalianidis, based on the play I Geitonia ton Angelon by Iakovos Kabanellis.  Cinematography by Nikos Dimopoulos.  Music by Stavros Xarhakos.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Costume Design by Giannis Vouros.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas.   Greek take on West Side Story has a rich…

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I Pseftra (1963)

GIANNIS DALIANIDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Greece, 1963.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Giannis Dalianidis. Cinematography by Nikos Dimopoulos.  Music by Mimis Plessas.  Production Design by Manolis Kastrinos, Haris Milonas, Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas.   They don’t get much flakier, but this musical-comedy is also harmless fun. Greek movie star Aliki Vougiouklaki plays, as usual, the centre of attention…

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