GenreDrama CinematographyRichard H. Kline CountryUnited States
Release dateDecember 15, 1969 (1969-12-15) Based onA Dream of Kings
by Harry Mark Petrakis WriterIan McLellan Hunter, Harry Mark Petrakis (novel) CastAnthony Quinn (Matsoukas), Inger Stevens, Irene Papas, Sam Levene Similar moviesAnthony Quinn appears in A Dream of Kings and Hot Spell
A Dream of Kings is a 1969 drama film directed by Daniel Mann, adapted from the novel of the same name by Harry Mark Petrakis.
It stars Anthony Quinn and Irene Papas. It was nominated for an award at the 1970 Laurel Awards. It was also the final film for Inger Stevens, who committed suicide two months after the film's release, and the first for Radames Pera, who played young Caine on the TV show Kung Fu.
A dream of kings
Matsoukas, a Chicago-based Greek/American with his long suffering wife Caliope, learns that his son is dying. Convinced that the child will do better in Greece, he attempts to raise the airfare to get the family back there.
Unfortunately, all his sources of income dry up until he is forced to fix a dice game to raise the cash. His wife eventually raises the money by stealing from her own mother. They make the trip but Matsoukas decides to stay to avoid further humiliating his wife.
Anthony Quinn as Matsoukas
Irene Papas as Caliope
Inger Stevens as Anna
Sam Levene as Cicero
Val Avery as Fatsas
Radames Pera as Stavros
Tamara Daykarhanova as Mother-in-law
Peter Mamakos as Falconis
James Dobson as Doctor
Zvee Scooler as Zenoitis
Bill Walker as Kampana
Hard Boiled Haggerty as Turk
Alan Reed, Sr. as Fig King
A Dream of Kings was released to DVD by Warner Home Video on March 23, 2009, via its Warner Archive MOD (manufacture-on-demand) DVD service as a Region 1 fullscreen DVD.