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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

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

Crew

Robert Wise
Director
Hugh Gray
Screenwriter
Derek N. Twist
Screenwriter
Max Steiner
Screenwriter
John Twist
Screenwriter
Harry Stradling
Cinematographer
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Edward Carrere
Art Director
Roger Furse
Costume Designer
Madi Obolensky
Choreography
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