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The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927)

Queen Helen of Troy, in response to her husband Menelaus' lack of interest in her, elopes with Paris to Sparta. Menelaus, egged on by his henchman, starts a war with Paris, finally ... See full summary »

Director:

Alexander Korda

Writers:

John Erskine (novel), Robert E. Sherwood (play) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
María Corda ... Helen of Troy
Lewis Stone ... Menelaus
Ricardo Cortez ... Paris
George Fawcett ... Eteoneus
Alice White ... Adraste
Bill Elliott ... Telemachus (as Gordon Elliott)
Tom O'Brien Tom O'Brien ... Ulysses
Bert Sprotte Bert Sprotte ... Achilles
Mario Carillo Mario Carillo ... Ajax
Károly Huszár Károly Huszár ... Malapokitoratoreadetos (as Charles Puffy)
George Kotsonaros George Kotsonaros ... Hector
Emilio Borgato Emilio Borgato ... Sarpedon
Constantine Romanoff ... Aeneas
Alice Adair Alice Adair ... Aphrodite
Helen Fairweather Helen Fairweather ... Athena
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Storyline

Queen Helen of Troy, in response to her husband Menelaus' lack of interest in her, elopes with Paris to Sparta. Menelaus, egged on by his henchman, starts a war with Paris, finally effecting the return of Helen. The time-honored custom demands that he have the pleasure of killing her, but her seductive loveliness restrains him. Written by Pamela Short

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It took over a year and cost over a million dollars to bring Helen and her playmates to the screen. Hundreds of beautiful women---gorgeous clothes---dazzling pageants of breath-taking splendor---all woven into this sensational movie that has sent the critics searching for new words to describe it. It's superlative! See more »


Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

9 December 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Helen of Troy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

George Fitzmaurice started the film, was fired and replaced by Alexander Korda. See more »

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Version of Jupiter's Darling (1955) See more »

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Approximately 30-40 minutes survive in the BFI Archives
2 December 2018 | by bbmtwistSee all my reviews

This popular silent film, nominated for an Oscar at the first Academy gathering for Engineering Effects (what we know as Special Effects or Special Visual Effects), survives only partially at BFI. A handful of unrelated reels approximating 30-40 minutes survive there, but I have no idea if these are viewable.


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