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The Trojan Horse (1961)

La guerra di Troia (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, History | July 1962 (USA)
A retelling of the events leading to the use of the Trojan Horse, to bring down the great city of Troy.

Director:

Giorgio Ferroni
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Reeves ... Aeneas
Juliette Mayniel ... Creusa
John Drew Barrymore ... Ulysses
Edy Vessel ... Helen (as Hedy Vessel)
Lidia Alfonsi Lidia Alfonsi ... Cassandra
Warner Bentivegna Warner Bentivegna ... Paris
Luciana Angiolillo Luciana Angiolillo ... Andromache
Arturo Dominici ... Achilles
Mimmo Palmara ... Ajax
Nerio Bernardi ... Agamemnon
Nando Tamberlani Nando Tamberlani ... Menelaus
Carlo Tamberlani ... Priam
Giancarlo Bastianoni Giancarlo Bastianoni
Giovanni Cianfriglia Giovanni Cianfriglia ... Diomedes (as Giovanni Cianfrilla)
Luigi Ciavarro Luigi Ciavarro
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In the final year of the 10 year long Trojan War, Ulysses devises his infamous scheme to get into Troy. The Greeks build a colossal wooden horse which the Trojans take into their city, believing it is a gift from Poisiden. Hidden inside are the Greek warriors who open the city gates and allow the invaders to enter and destroy the city. Thus the phrase "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts'. After a decade of bloodshed, the city is left in ruins only to be "discovered" again in 1893. The entire story focuses on Aeneas, played by Steve Reeves who is the star of the movie. Aeneas fights many battles during the movie. He even travels abroad and brings back an entire foreign army to defend his city. Aeneas leads the desperate final battle to defend troy but all is lost. After the fall of the city, Aeneas leads the 600 survivors to Italy and founds the city of Rome. Many ancient Romans would take pride in their lineage to Aeneas. Steve Reeves also starred in the sequel, The Avenger (The last ... Written by Larry anderson

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The World's Mightiest Man In The Mightiest Spectacle Ever Filmed.


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Every horse has an opinion
5 August 2003 | by jost-1See all my reviews

As the movie begins, a small group of Trojans (or is it the Greeks) on horseback stand facing towards their beloved Troy (or maybe its Athens). As the epic story is introduced in a voiceover, I watched curiously as one of the horses raised his tail in an arc and then casually "took a dump" one might say. A comment on the upcoming tale or performance? Actually, the horse was rather too severe in his prejudgements. As "sword and sandal" epics go, this one was not too bad. Steve Reeves looked chiseled and handsome, most of the sets and costumes were convincing, and there were some beautiful horses and chariots, although way too many battle scenes, shot long range so it was mostly a blur and a lot of shouting in Italian or something. Not a bad way to brush up on your Homeric history though, with the whole cast of characters from Helen to Casandra, Ulysees to Archilles (who got killed by an arrow shot in the "you know where").


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