Bob Mathias (who plays US team track coach John Graham) was a double gold medal winner in the decathlon for the London 1948 and Helsinki 1952 Summer Olympic Games. He then had a brief fling as a film actor (1954-1960, three US-made films, including this one; and an Italian spear-and-sandals epic). He became a US Congressman for the 18th District of California (the Tulare/San Joaquin Valley area) for eight years (1967-1975).
Father, I want to go to Athens tonight and I need a little money. I ran into old Cristos, and he tells me that Greece are having the Olympic Games again. They begin tomorrow and if I start tonight I can be in Athens in time.
Father Loues: What for?
Spiridon Loues: I want to take ...
Though the film is set at the time of the first modern Olympic Games at the dawn of the 20th Century, from far away it is noticeable that the people in the crowd are from the 1960s as they're wearing 1960s fashions.
This photoplay is not a biography of Spiridon Loues. Any similarity to actual persons living or dead is purely coincidental. All events except the Marathon victory are fictional.