The Trojan Horse (film)

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The Trojan Horse
The Trojan Horse (film).jpg
Directed byGiorgio Ferroni
Produced byGiampaolo Bigazzi[1]
Screenplay by
Starring
Music by
CinematographyReno Filippini
Edited byAntonietta Zita
Production
companies
  • Europa Cinematografica
  • Compangnie Inustrielle Commerciale Cinematographique
  • Les Films Modernes
  • Lovcen Film[1]
Distributed byColorama [2]
Release date
  • 26 October 1961 (1961-10-26) (Italy)

July 1962 (US)[3]
Running time
115 minutes (Italy)
105 minutes (US)[4]
Country
  • Italy
  • France
  • Yugoslavia[1]

The Trojan Horse (Italian: La guerra di troia) is a 1961 film set in the tenth and final year of the Trojan War. The film focuses primarily on the exploits of the Trojan hero Aeneas during this time. The film was directed by Giorgio Ferroni and stars Steve Reeves as Aeneas and John Drew Barrymore as Odysseus.

In 2004 it was restored and shown as part of the retrospective "Storia Segreta del Cinema Italiano: Italian Kings of the Bs" at the 61st Venice International Film Festival.[5]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The battle scenes were shot in Yugoslavia.[6]

Release[edit]

The Trojan Horse was released in Italy on 26 October 1961 with a 115 minute running time.[1] It was released in July 1962 in the United States witha 105 minute running time.[1]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 179.
  2. ^ Della Casa, Steve; Giusti, Marco (2013). "Il Grande Libro di Ercole". Edizione Sabinae. Page 179. ISBN 978-88-98623-051
  3. ^ Della Casa, Steve; Giusti, Marco (2013). "Il Grande Libro di Ercole". Edizione Sabinae. Page 179. ISBN 978-88-98623-051
  4. ^ Della Casa, Steve; Giusti, Marco (2013). "Il Grande Libro di Ercole". Edizione Sabinae. Page 179. ISBN 978-88-98623-051
  5. ^ Simone Pinchiorri. "Mostra di Venezia 2008: "Storia Segreta del Cinema Italiano: Italian Kings of the Bs"". La Repubblica. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  6. ^ Hughes 2011, p. 51.

References[edit]

  • Hughes, Howard (2011). Cinema Italiano - The Complete Guide From Classics To Cult. London - New York: I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84885-608-0.
  • Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908-1990. McFarland. ISBN 1476662916.

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