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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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king | queen | siege | slave | escape | See more »

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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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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

Italian reference sources "Filmlexicon" and "Colonna Sonora" both credit the music score to Roman Vlad. The most likely explanation is that the Italian musicians' union insisted an Italian member (Vlad was affiliated to SIAE) be paid to write a score, even if it was never used. See more »

Goofs

When the Greeks are first shown marching to attack Troy, the shot appears to be flopped since all the Greek soldiers appear to be left handed. They carry their spears with their left hands, and their shields in their right. See more »

Quotes

Priam: [on seeing the Greek naval fleet approaching] The face that launched a thousand ships!
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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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