Sunday, February 7, 3pm
Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland
This movie directed by Jean Negulesco in 1957, was shot on location on the Saronic Islands, notably Hydra, Locale shots of Athens, Rhodes and Delos in the 1950s are also included and make it all worthwhile. One scene utilizes the Eastern Orthodox monastery complex at Meteora. All-time Hollywood and international movie stars Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb, and Sophia Loren are the leads in the movie. Loren plays Phaedra; a poor sponge diver lives on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra, while diving, she discovers and ancient brass and gold statue of a boy riding a dolphin, which is said to have the magical power to grant wishes. Her shiftless boyfriend wants to sell it to an unscrupulous art collector. Jim Calder (Ladd) wants to return it to the Greek government. What will Phaedra do?