#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Phaedra is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an 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, but Phaedra wants to give it to anthropologist Jim Calder, who would return it to the Greek government.
Plot: Phaedra is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an 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, but Phaedra wants to give it to anthropologist Jim Calder, who would return it to the Greek government.
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One of the sexiest stars in film history.
Hugo Friedhofer’s musical score, the enchanting beauty of Greek islands, and the incredibly luscious Sophia Loren combine to make this film memorable despite the thin story.
Alan Ladd steps out of the saddle to play an archaeologist that is determined to preserve Greek treasures for Greece. Too bad he wasn’t around to save the Elgin marbles. He teams with Sophia Loren to retrieve “The Boy on a Dolphin” and kept the evil Clifton Webb (three Oscar nominations) from spiriting it out of the country.
Sophia Loren was only 23 when this film, which is almost as old as I am, was made. Those who have never seen her in her prime would do well to see what you fathers lusted after when your mother wasn’t looking. If all you’ve seen is Grumpier Old Men, you may wonder what all the fuss was about.
As a bit of trivia, she was required to walk in a trench in this film in order to give audiences the impression that her diminutive co-star, Alan Ladd, was taller than she.
Not to dismiss Loren, the beauty of the Greek islands where this was film equals her allure to me. A film made in Greece is always worth watching, especially one that shows it before it was ruined by tourism.
Girl in a wet dress
“Boy on a Dolphin” looks fabulous. It was shot for the most part in the Greek Isles and if ever there was a film that did justice to Cinemascope it’s this one.
It has one of the most beautiful music scores for a film ever. It also has Clifton Webb, who like George Sanders could lift any movie he was in. And then it has 22-year-old Sophia Loren, also doing justice to the Cinemascope process in a wet, figure-clinging dress – diving into the sea, swimming under the sea and climbing out of the sea – the Production Code people back in Hollywood must have been on holidays when that footage came up for review.
It stars Alan Ladd. This was toward the end of his career, but we saw a lot of him in the 1950’s. He has an easy assurance here although it’s sad watching him knowing that he was gone a few years later aged only 50.
Sophia Loren plays Phaedra who dives for sponges off her loser boyfriend’s boat. When she discovers an ancient statue she tries to change their fortunes by selling it to a ruthless collector of antiquities, Victor Parmelee (Clifton Webb). However an honest American archaeologist Dr. James Calder (Alan Ladd) steps between Phaedra and Parmelee and also between Phaedra and her boyfriend.
This was Sophia’s first movie in English and she plays the whole thing in a fairly shrill manner, she is much better when she is diving into, swimming under or climbing out of the sea etc. However, it’s hard to take your eyes off her. I first saw this film back in 1957 at age 10, an era when the thought of sex education made everyone feel uncomfortable, but I’m sure Sophia in this film helped set my gender preferences for the future.
The music was by Hugo Friedhofer, and orchestral colour was his forte (he had orchestrated for Steiner and Korngold). He was brilliant at incorporating folk music and instruments into his symphonic scores. Here he infused his score with Greek music and gave the whole thing an ethereal quality – just listen to the music that accompanies Parmelee on the road to the Metoria Monastery.
Watching “Boy on a Dolphin” is always a happy experience for me, nostalgia plays a part of course, but then again, what’s not to like?
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Adventure, Drama, Romance
Director Jean Negulesco
Writer Ivan Moffat, Dwight Taylor, David Divine
Actors Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb, Sophia Loren
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 1 win & 1 nomination total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix 4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (magnetic prints), Mono (optical prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Bausch & Lomb Lenses (uncredited)
Laboratory DeLuxe (color by) (as De Luxe)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process CinemaScope (as A CinemaScope Picture)
Printed Film Format 35 mm