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Helen Of Troy

3

If you really can't wait for the coming slew of post-Gladiator sword-and-sandal romps to arrive, Robert Wise's 1956 take on the woman who men went to war over shows how they used to do it.

Sadly, the cast see to it that it's no Ben-Hur: Rossana Podesta and Stanley Baker are as wooden as the Trojan horse, although it's fitting that Baker plays Achilles, as in "heel". Still, they were probably hired on the cheap to leave enough dosh for that bloody great wooden horse and the mega blood-stained sword clashes - (with a budget of $6 million it was costly for its day). For bombast, melodrama and historical interest it's worth a look, but you have to stomach an awful lot of stiff enunciating.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: July 1st 2004

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