Five years after ZORBA THE GREEK, Quinn was still doing one version of the role or another. In this film, he plays a Chicago Greek who lives from hand to mouth, losing the little money that he makes in marathon poker games. His wife, Papas, is a shrew, and Quinn is resigned to an uhappy
life with her for the sake of their son, Pera. Quinn's easy-going attitude is shattered when he discovers that Pera is dying of an unnamed disease. Quinn is convinced that what the boy needs to get well is the sun of Greece. Meanwhile, Quinn is having an affair with Stevens, a local widow who owns
a successful bakery. At church, Pera has an attack of whatever it is he's suffering fr...