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Barefoot in Athens
Written byMaxwell Anderson
Robert Hartung
Directed byGeorge Schaefer
StarringPeter Ustinov
Music byBernard Green
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducerGeorge Schaefer
Running time76 min.
Original release
Release1966 (1966)

Barefoot in Athens is a 1966 Hallmark Hall of Fame television film directed by George Schaefer. It stars Peter Ustinov, Geraldine Page, Anthony Quayle, Lloyd Bochner and Christopher Walken in his film debut.


The film concerns the trial and last days of Socrates.[1]




The film was adapted by Robert Hartung from the 1951 Maxwell Anderson play of the same name.[1]



Ustinov won an Emmy Award for his performance in this film.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Gould, Jack (12 November 1966). "TV Review; Anderson's 'Barefoot in Athens' on N.B.C.". New York Times. p. 59. Retrieved 6 February 2024.
  2. ^ "1967 - 19th Emmy Awards | Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama - 1967". Retrieved 2024-02-06.
  3. ^ Ustinov, Peter (1977). Dear Me. London: Heinemann. p. 220. ISBN 0-434-81711-2.