YEAR: 1957


A 1957 film set in Greece focusing on the discovery of a valuable artifact found on under the waves of the Mediterranean. Many of the sets seen in this film were built on location in Greece. Famous landmarks seen in the film include the Acropolis, the island of Rhodes, and the mountain town of Delphi.

During filming Sophia Loren was made to walk in a trench in order to give audiences the impression that her shorter co-star, Alan Ladd, was taller than she.


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.


Nominated for 1 Oscar

Best Music Scoring.


Jean Negulesco


John DeCuir Sr. - featured artist

Jack Martin Smith

Lyle R. Wheeler

Bruno Avesani

Ugo Pericoli

Fivos Anoyanakis

Rinaldo Geleng

Italo Tomazzi