Never on Sunday Poster

Release Date: October 5th, 2001

DVD Release Date: July 1st, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Free spirit and prostitute Ilya (Melina Mercouri) lives in a Greek port city. Open and amiable, she makes friends often and easily. She encounters Homer Thrace (Jules Dassin), a vacationing American who is obsessed with ancient Greek culture. Homer feels that modern Greece is a shadow of its former self, and he believes that Ilya is a prime example of contemporary decadence. He makes it his goal to amend Ilya's easygoing ways, but she has stronger principles than Homer expected.

Cast: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, George Foundas, Titos Vandis, Mitsos Ligizos, Despo Diamantidou, Dimos Starenios, Dimitris Papamichael

Director: Jules Dassin

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Melinafilm, Lopert Pictures Corporation

Distributors: MGM Home Entertainment, Lopert Pictures Corp.

Keywords: Rivalry, Lighthearted, 1960s, Love, Transformation, Witty


Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Actress
Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Nominated Samuel Goldwyn International Award
Winner Music (Song)
Nominated Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)