Kehr Capsule of the Week: Never on Sunday (1960)

Jules Dassin‘s loving 1960 tribute to the boundless, suffocating life force of his wife, Melina Mercouri. Dassin himself plays the mousy American intellectual who tries to stuff some cultchuh into Mercouri’s happy Greek hooker; when he gets to be a bore, she cries, “Let’s go to the beach!,” thus demonstrating the superiority of the emotive life over the intellectual—a message art-house audiences never tire of hearing. With Georges Foundas and Titos Vandis. In Greek with subtitles. 91 min.

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