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Helen of Troy (1956)

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The Iliad's story of the Trojan war, told from the Trojan viewpoint.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rossana Podestà ...
Helen (as Rossana Podesta)
Jacques Sernas ...
Paris (as Jack Sernas)
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Priam (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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Niall MacGinnis ...
Nora Swinburne ...
Robert Douglas ...
Torin Thatcher ...
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Janette Scott ...
Ronald Lewis ...
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Andraste
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Andros
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Maxwell Reed ...
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Storyline

Prince Paris of Troy, shipwrecked on a mission to the king of Sparta, meets and falls for Queen Helen before he knows who she is. Rudely received by the royal Greeks, he must flee...but fate and their mutual passions lead him to take Helen along. This gives the Greeks just the excuse they need for much-desired war. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Its towering wonders span the age of titans!


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Release Date:

26 January 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die schöne Helena  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical) | (with overture and exit music) | (uncut) | (cut)

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(RCA Sound Recording) (magnetic prints)| (RCA Sound Recording) (optical prints)

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(WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Average Shot Length (ASL) = 6 seconds, very fast for an early CinemaScope film. See more »

Goofs

When examining the wooden horse, Ulysses tells his friend that the Trojans will give thanks to Athena for their victory. The friend replies, "And to Bacchus, the god of grapes." Bacchus was the Roman god of wine, not Greek. The correct Greek equivalent was Dionysus. Throughout the rest of the film, the characters call the gods by their correct Greek names (Athena, Zeus etc.) See more »

Quotes

Helen: [seeing the Trojan horse] Beware Greeks bearing gifts.
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Connections

Edited into Jason and the Argonauts (1963) See more »

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Classic Greek Saga given Hollywood treatment

The first thing I read about this movie was that it was terrible and that the first lady even though very gifted as far as bust is concerned was a nightmare when it comes to acting. However when I saw this film I had to disagree with those critics who tried to ruin a good movie. Even though the sets are nothing to those of "Ben-Hur", "Cleopatra" and other screen giants the sets of Cinecitta are stupendous. The colour is magnificent and the acting is quite good. It is true that the part of the heroine could have portrayed some more fragility, still Ms. Podesta' was quite satisfying. The cinematography is very good and the story never lingers. It is action-packed and is bound to marvel anyone who likes this genre.


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