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Boy on a Dolphin (1957) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Samuel G. Engel.

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Boy on a Dolphin

By RBuccicone on Mar 27, 2013 From MacGuffin Movies

Boy on a Dolphin (1957) I know what you’re thinking, and yes, Boy on a Dolphin?is as stupid as its name suggests. The only excuse one can find to endure the movie is the occasional shot of Sophia Loren in ocean-soaked clothes. The story starts with Loren’s Phaedra discovering a statue of... Read full article


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Monk at Meteora Monastery: [Upon meeting Parmalee, who has just ascended to the Meteora Monastery via a hand-operated "elevator"] Welcome to Meteora.
Victor Parmalee: May I ask, who carries your insurance?
Monk at Meteora Monastery: We put our trust in the Almighty.
Victor Parmalee: A very safe company.


Victor Parmalee: You'll dive with Calder - dive all over the Aegean Sea. Except in one spot: the spot with the boy on a dolphin.
Phaedra: But sir...
Victor Parmalee: [Cutting her off] Dive until he runs out of patience, runs out of ambition, out of money, out of oxygen, and hope!
Phaedra: [Tapping her finger to her temple] Oh, Mr. Parmalee, you have plenty of noodle, you know?
Victor Parmalee: Thank you.
Phaedra: Now, we all have wine!


Dr. Hawkins: [Suddenly realizing that he's going to receive a smaller share of the treasure than originally thought] Well, there's an old Greek proverb, that says a third of something is better than half of nothing.


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This is Sophia Loren's American film debut, coming out in April of 1957. Some people have reported that The Pride and the Passion is actually her first film, but that film was released in July of 1957.
Sophia Loren's role was originally offered to 'Gina Lollobridgida', who declined.
While filming Boy on a Dolphin, Sophia Loren was required to walk in a trench in order to give audiences the impression that her diminutive co-star, Alan Ladd, was taller than she.
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