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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.


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 Nerio Bernardi ... Agamemnon
Nando Tamberlani Nando Tamberlani ... Menelaus
Carlo Tamberlani Carlo Tamberlani ... Priam
Giancarlo Bastianoni Giancarlo Bastianoni
Giovanni Cianfriglia Giovanni Cianfriglia ... (as Giovanni Cianfrilla)
Luigi Ciavarro Luigi Ciavarro


A retelling of the events leading to the use of the Trojan Horse, to bring down the great city of Troy.

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2.35 : 1
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A twist on the classic tale
22 March 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although we got to see very little of Steve Reeves's impressive physique in The Trojan Horse, we also didn't hear that impressively dubbed bass in the two Hercules movies.

The twist here is an interesting one. Reeves plays Aeneas a Trojan warrior who seems to have more in common with the Greek invaders. He regard Paris played here by Warner Bentivegna as a real punk which he certainly acts like. The irony of hundreds of people being killed on both sides including a lot of good men is not lost on him.

In that computer graphic driven spectacle Troy the roles of Paris and Helen were played by Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger and they were just two crazy kids in love her trying to escape an enforced marriage. Here Helen is played by Edy Vessel and she's quite the scheming vixen.

As Peplum pictures go in that era when two or three seemed to be coming out every week the classic tale gets a different and unique version. Ulysses is played by John Drew Barrymore the only other American in the cast.

There is a sequel about the further adventures of Aeneas which I'm also interested in. This is all based on Aeneid which is the Trojan version of the events of the fall of Troy and the aftermath by Virgil.

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