ACHILLES' LOVE Add To My Top 10
A Time for Marriage
Release Date: January 01, 1970
Audience: Teenagers & adults
Rating: Not rated
Runtime: 97 minutes
Distributor: Castle Hill Productions
Director: Meredith Cole
Producer: Chris McIntyre
Writer: Heidi Haaland & John C. Mouganis
Address Comments To:Mel Maron, president of marketing & distribution
Castle Hill Productions
8899 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
By happenstance, he meets Lucy, who is the fundraiser for the Steel City Dance Company, a broken down dance company that can hardly survive. She too has been unlucky in love. When they meet, there’s an instant attraction. However, the dance company wants Lucy to date a very wealthy attorney, Conan Charles, who is a friend of Ike’s. Furthermore, Ike’s extended Greek family wants him to marry the daughter of a Greek shipping magnate. Therefore, Ike and Lucy’s desire to get together is thwarted by those around them and by circumstance. When the lead dancer walks out on Lucy with the rest of her dancers, it is up to Ike to show whether he or Charles is the one who truly loves her.
The story in ACHILLES’ LOVE is so compelling that it pulls the audience into the lives of Ike, Lucy and this Greek community - so much so, that it seems that the movie is over too soon. These are winsome characters, and characters that try to do the right thing. Ike and Lucy both want to be moral, decent, committed people, and they are willing to give up their lives for others. The Greek community talks about God and philosophy, as well as dance. The old Greek dances are part of their tradition. The villains in the piece are well crafted, and in fact get their come-up-ins in a positive way. In all, this movie has a lot of heart.
Regrettably, this movie has a lot of obscenity although usually lightweight. Furthermore, it is implied that Ike was living with his former girlfriend, there are hints of homosexuality and one dancer is clearly promiscuous.
These problematic elements are very light weight and are often rebuked within the plotline.
ACHILLES’ LOVE looks like a first production. If so, the filmmakers have wonderful talent and should have a terrific career.
The story in ACHILLES’ LOVE is so compelling that it seems that the movie is over too soon. These characters try to do the right thing. The Greek community talks about God and philosophy, as well as dance. Regrettably, this movie has a lot of lightweight obscenity, it is implied that Ike was living with his former girlfriend, there are hints of homosexuality, and one dancer is clearly promiscuous. On the other hand, these problematic elements are very light weight and are often rebuked within the plotline. In all, ACHILLES’ LOVE is a winsome movie.