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Trojan Horse
     

The Trojan Horse

Director: Giorgio Ferroni

Cast: Edy Vessel, Lydia Alfonsi, Luciana Angiolillo

 
Steve Reeves gives the most dramatically demanding performance of his career (and a surprisingly good one) in The Trojan Horse. Essentially a retelling of the final year of the siege of Troy from the point of view of Aeneas (Reeves), the movie is filled with fascinating portrayals. Aeneas, taking the interpretation from the poet Virgil, is the wisest of the

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Steve Reeves gives the most dramatically demanding performance of his career (and a surprisingly good one) in The Trojan Horse. Essentially a retelling of the final year of the siege of Troy from the point of view of Aeneas (Reeves), the movie is filled with fascinating portrayals. Aeneas, taking the interpretation from the poet Virgil, is the wisest of the Trojans and, after ten years of war, has become the leading advocate for finding an end to the fighting. His wisdom and nobility have earned him a place at the table with King Priam and the other rulers, which puts him at odds with the vain, jealous Paris and his Helen. Opening with the slaying of Hector by Achilles, the film is steeped in complex personal relationships and mythological conceits. John Drew Barrymore is the other "name" actor here, playing Ulysses as a clever, cynical, and bold warrior among the Greeks. Reeves brings real nobility to Aeneas and relies on his acting skills as much as his physique to bring off this movie, often mixing the two in a script filled with ironies, as when Aeneas must kill a Greek warrior for whom he earlier expressed respect. Along with Reeves' two Hercules films from the end of the 1950s, and Vittorio Cottafavi's Hercules and the Captive Women, this is one of the best examples of Italy's sword-and-sandal genre.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/16/2000
UPC:
0031398734635
Original Release:
1962
Rating:
NR
Source:
Vidmark / Trimark

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edy Vessel Helen
Lydia Alfonsi Cassandra
Luciana Angiolillo Andromache
John Drew Barrymore Ulysses
Nerio Bernardi Agamemnon
Steve Reeves Aeneas
Arturo Dominici Achilles
Juliette Mayniel Creusa
Mimmo Palmara Ajax
Carlo Tamberlani Priam
Nando Tamberlani Menelaus

Technical Credits
Giorgio Ferroni Director
Gianpaolo Bigazzi Producer
Rino Filippini Cinematographer
Giovanni Fusco Score Composer
Ugo Liberatore Screenwriter
Pier Vittorio Marchi Art Director
Giorgio Stegani Screenwriter
Federico Zardi Screenwriter
Antonietta Zita Editor

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