Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy

Rossana Podestà
Director: Robert Wise Cast: Rossana Podestà
Rossana Podestà
, Jacques Sernas
Jacques Sernas
, Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwicke
Robert Wise

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Overview

Rossana Podesta may not quite possess the face that would launch a thousand ships, but she is otherwise convincing in the title role of Helen of Troy. Filmed in Italy, this super-epic costars Jacques Sernas as Paris of Troy, who sails to Sparta to secure a peace treaty between the two powerful Greek city-states. When he falls in love with Helen, Queen of Sparta, Paris loses all sense of diplomacy. Helen is willingly "abducted" by Paris and spirited off to Troy, thereby sparking a long and bloody war, which culminates with the legendary Trojan Horse. Torin Thatcher costars as warrior leader Ulysses, while Sir Cedric Hardwicke plays Priam, the pacifistic king of Troy who is overwhelmed by circumstances beyond his control. Also on hand is Stanley Baker as Achilles (who ends up with an arrow you-know-where) and Niall MacGinnis as Helen's husband Menelaus.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2016
UPC: 0888574444150
Original Release: 1955
Source: Warner Archives
Sales rank: 21,613

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rossana Podestà Helen of Troy
Jacques Sernas Paris
Cedric Hardwicke Priam
Stanley Baker Achilles
Niall MacGinnis Menelaus
Robert Douglas Agamemnon
Nora Swinburne Hekuba
Torin Thatcher Odysseus
Harry Andrews Hector
Ronald Lewis Aeneas
Brigitte Bardot Andraste
Marc Lawrence Diomedes
Maxwell Reed Ajax
Robert Brown Polydorus
Barbara Cavan Cora
Patricia Marmont Andromache
Guido Notari Nestor
Tonio Selwart Alephous
George Zoritch Dancer
Esmond Knight High Priest
Jeanette Scott Cassandra
Terence Labrosse Patroclus
Eduardo Ciannelli Andros

Technical Credits
Robert Wise Director
Edward Carrere Art Director
Roger Furse Costumes/Costume Designer
Hugh Gray Screenwriter
Charles Lang Sound/Sound Designer
N. Richard Nash Screenwriter
Madi Obolensky Choreography
Thomas Reilly Editor
Max Steiner Score Composer,Screenwriter
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
John Twist Screenwriter
Derek N. Twist Screenwriter

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