It Happened in Athens 1962
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.
This film, based on a true story, contains actual Olympic Games footage. Much of the story was shot on location.

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:32:30 | 3.99 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Biography, Comedy

Director: Andrew Marton
Cast: Jayne Mansfield, Trax Colton, Nico Minardos
Country: USA

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