Not Rated | | Drama
A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.
The only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year to be also nominated for Best Art Direction (Black and white).
From time to time I've had to do things that... well, we live by the mercy of the Turk, but, Stavros, I've always kept my honor safe inside me... safe... inside me... and you see we're still living. After a time you don't feel the shame.
An old woman is humming a tune from Astor Piazzolla's Libertango in the 1900s, decades before the composer was even born.
Director Elia Kazan narrates the main portion of the closing credits, reading the words as they appear on the screen, using complete sentences such as "The cinematography was by Haskell Wexler."