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|Named Person:||Homer; Helen, of Troy Queen of Sparta; Helen, of Troy Queen of Sparta.; Homer.|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert Wise; John Twist; Hugh Gray; N Richard Nash; Rossana Podestà; Jacques Sernas; Cedric Hardwicke; Stanley Baker, Sir; Niall MacGinnis; Nora Swinburne; Robert Douglas; Torin Thatcher; Brigitte Bardot; Harry Stradling; Max Steiner; Homer.; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967),; Warner Home Video (Firm),
|Language Note:||In English or dubbed French; optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.|
|Notes:||Title from title frame.
Wide screen. "Presented in a "letterbox" widescreen format preserving the "scope" aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen TVs."
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1956.
Based on the Iliad of Homer.
Title from container.
Special features: soundtrack remastered in dolby digital 5.1; 3 vintage making-of behind the cameras segments (The look of Troy; Interviewing Helen; Sounds of Homeric Troy); original theatrical trailer.
|Credits:||Director of photography, Harry Stradling; editor, Thomas Reilly; music, Max Steiner.
Directed by Robert Wise ; written by Hugh Gray, John Twist and N. Richard Nash ; cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr. ; music by Max Steiner.
|Cast:||Rossana Podesta, Jack Sernas; Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Stanley Baker, Niall MacGinnis, Nora Swinburne, Brigitte Bardot, Robert Douglas, Torin Thatcher.|
|Target Audience:||MPAA rating: Not rated.; MPAA rating: Not rated. "Canadian Home Video Rating: G."--Container.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||"Arrows rain death. Soldiers clamber up stone walls. Swords clang, fires rage. Yet the waves of combatants storming Troy are repelled. To defeat the undefeatable ultimately requires brains more than brawn. So feigning retreat, the Greeks offer a gift: a mammoth wooden horse secretly housing their fighting men. Homer's Iliad surges to the screen in Helen of Troy, from the '50s heyday of big-screen spectaculars. Robert Wise directs this lavish epic capturing some 30,000 people on screen at the then-huge cost of $6 million. Among the 30,000: Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Brigitte Bardot before her sex-symbol renown, and as the lovers at the conflict's center, Rossana Podesta (Sodom and Gomorrah) and Jack Sernas (La Dolce Vita)" --
|Other Titles:||Helen of Troy (Motion picture : 1956)|
|Responsibility:||Warner Brothers Pictures presents ; screen play by John Twist and Hugh Gray ; adaptation by Hugh Gray and N. Richard Nash ; directed by Robert Wise.|