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    One of the current hits of the Broadway stage is Greek actress Melina Mercouri, who is starring in "Illya Darling," a play based on the motion picture "Never on Sunday." Thursday (25 May) Miss Mercouri held an emotional interview, in which she bitterly criticize what she considers the repression of freedom by the Army junta that recently took over the reins of government in Greece.

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    One of the current hits of the Broadway stage is Greek actress Melina Mercouri, who is starring in "Illya Darling," a play based on the motion picture "Never on Sunday." Thursday (25 May) Miss Mercouri held an emotional interview, in which she bitterly criticize what she considers the repression of freedom by the Army junta that recently took over the reins of government in Greece.

    She refused to use the term "government" when referring to the ruling junta made up of Interior Minister Brig. Stylianos Patakos, Col. George Papadopoulos, and others.

    Here are some of her comments as seen on this film. In answering the question would you recommend Greece as a place for Americans to spend their vacations this summer.

    "You know, for me it's so terrible, because all my life I have worked, that for foreigners come to Greece and see Greece and enjoy this beautiful country, and to ask me that in this moment it's terrible because I will say to everybody not to go to Greece and to help Greece to become free again because I don't believe that Americans or French or, free country's can go to a country that is a slave in this moment, that they are prisoners, that sensitive people become, become happy only with a sun or with the moonlight that is so beautiful in Greece, and with a marvelous people that they are in Greece when in this moment they are slaves." (sic)

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    Film ID:
    VLVABMM0R2PKYVSQ6J6NCH1GS95RS
    Media URN:
    VLVABMM0R2PKYVSQ6J6NCH1GS95RS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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