It Happened in Athens (1962)

06/20/1962 (US) ComedyDrama 1h 40m
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When Jayne Becomes the Olympic Prize...It's An Outdoor Variation on an Inside Sport!


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.

  1. Andrew Marton


  2. László Vadnay


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  1. Trax Colton

    Spiridon Loues

  2. Jayne Mansfield

    Jayne Mansfield

    Eleni Costa

  3. Nico Minardos

    Nico Minardos

    Lt. Alexi Vinardos

  4. Bob Mathias

    Bob Mathias

    Coach Graham

  5. Xenia Kalogeropoulou

    Xenia Kalogeropoulou

    Christina Gratsos

  6. Ivan Triesault

    Ivan Triesault

    Grandpa Loues / Mr. Trisapopolis

  7. Lily Valenty

    Lily Valenty

    Mama Loues

  8. Titos Vandis

    Titos Vandis

    Father Loues

  9. Charles Fawcett

    Ambassador Cyrus T. Gaylord

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It Happened in Athens
It Happened in Athens

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Original Language English

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