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Stavros Topouzoglou (Stathis Giallelis) is a young Greek man living in an area under Turkish oppression, who wants nothing more than to go to America. Stavros travels to Constantinople, enduring difficulties along the way that lead to the loss of all his family's funds. Rejecting any possibility for money, work or marriage that doesn't involve sailing to America, he defiantly hangs on to the dream, but his extreme determination may cost him his life.
Academy Award Nominations and Win
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Gene Callahan – WON
DIRECTING — Elia Kazan
BEST PICTURE — Elia Kazan, Producer
WRITING (Story and Screenplay–written directly for the screen) — Elia Kazan