Oscar Movies: Never on Sunday (1960)

“Never on Sunday,” produced, written, and directed by Jules Dassin, who also starred in it with his wife-actress Melina Mercouri, would not have been nominated in major categories (Director, Best Actress) had it not been a commercial hit.

Oscar Alert

Oscar Nominations: 5

Director: Jules Dassin
Story and Screenplay (Original): Jules Dassin
Actress: Melina Mercouri
Song: Never on Sunday, music and lyrics by Manos Hadjidakis
Costume Design (b/w): Deni Vachlioti

Oscar Award: 1


Oscar Context:

In 1960, “The Apartment” won Best Picture, Director (Billy Wilder) and writing Oscars. The Costume award went to Edith Head and Edward Stevenson for “The Facts of Life.”