Boy on a Dolphin

1957 film by Jean Negulesco

Boy on a Dolphin is a 1957 American romantic adventure drama movie directed by Jean Negulesco and based on the 1955 novel of the same name by David Divine. It stars Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb, Sophia Loren, Gertrude Flynn, Alexis Minotis, Jorge Mistral and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1958.

On the Greek island of Hydra, sponge diver Phaedra discovers an ancient statue, a treasure lost for 2000 years. As she attempts to sell it, she's courted by two men: the honorable archaeologist Dr. James Calder, who intends to give the statue to Greek authorities, and the crafty artifact dealer Victor Parmalee. While initially collaborating with Parmalee, Phaedra develops feelings for Calder. Tensions rise when her boyfriend Rhif pushes for a deal with Parmalee. Ultimately, virtue prevails as the statue is celebrated by Hydra's residents, and Phaedra finds love with Calder, while Parmalee departs for Monte Carlo.

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