A Dream of Kings (film)
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|A Dream of Kings|
|Directed by||Daniel Mann|
|Produced by||Jules Schermer|
|Screenplay by||Ian McLellan Hunter|
A Dream of Kings|
by Harry Mark Petrakis
|Music by||Alex North|
|Cinematography||Richard H. Kline|
|Distributed by||National General Pictures|
A Dream of Kings is a 1969 drama film directed by Daniel Mann and written by Ian McLellan Hunter, adapted from the novel of the same name by Harry Mark Petrakis. The film stars Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Inger Stevens, and Sam Levene. It was also the final film for Inger Stevens, who committed suicide two months after the film's release, and the first for Radames Pera.
Matsoukas, a Chicago-based Greek/American with his long suffering wife Caliope, learns that his son is dying. Convinced that the child will do better in Greece, he attempts to raise the airfare to get the family back there.
Unfortunately, all his sources of income dry up until he is forced to fix a dice game to raise the cash. His wife eventually raises the money by stealing from her own mother. They make the trip but Matsoukas decides to stay to avoid further humiliating his wife.
- Anthony Quinn as Matsoukas
- Irene Papas as Caliope
- Inger Stevens as Anna
- Sam Levene as Cicero
- Val Avery as Fatsas
- Radames Pera as Stavros
- Tamara Daykarhanova as Mother-in-law
- Peter Mamakos as Falconis
- James Dobson as Doctor
- Zvee Scooler as Zenoitis
- Bill Walker as Kampana
- Hard Boiled Haggerty as Turk
- Alan Reed, Sr. as Fig King
A Dream of Kings was released to DVD by Warner Home Video on March 23, 2009, via its Warner Archive MOD (manufacture-on-demand) DVD service as a Region 1 fullscreen DVD.
- Thompson, Howard (December 16, 1969). "A Dream of Kings (1969) Screen: 'Dream of Kings'". The New York Times.
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