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
Based on A Dream of Kings
by Harry Mark Petrakis
Starring Anthony Quinn
Irene Papas
Inger Stevens
Sam Levene
Music by Alex North
Cinematography Richard H. Kline
Edited by Ray Daniels
Walter Hannemann
Distributed by National General Pictures
Release date
  • December 15, 1969 (1969-12-15)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.[1] 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.



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.

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  1. ^ Thompson, Howard (December 16, 1969). "A Dream of Kings (1969) Screen: 'Dream of Kings'". The New York Times.

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