Trojan Horse 1961 Steve Reeves Adventure Drama
Starring: Steve Reeves, Juliette Mayniel, John Drew Barrymore
Trojan Horse story line. In the final year of the 10 year long Trojan War, Ulysses devises his infamous scheme to get into Troy. The Greeks build a colossal wooden horse which the Trojans take into their city, believing it is a gift from Poisiden. Hidden inside are the Greek warriors who open the city gates and allow the invaders to enter and destroy the city. Thus the phrase “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts“.
After a decade of bloodshed, the city is left in ruins only to be “discovered” again in 1893. The entire story focuses on Aeneas, played by Steve Reeves who is the star of the movie. Aeneas fights many battles during the movie. He even travels abroad and brings back an entire foreign army to defend his city. Aeneas leads the desperate final battle to defend troy but all is lost. After the fall of the city, Aeneas leads the 600 survivors to Italy and founds the city of Rome. Many ancient Romans would take pride in their lineage to Aeneas.
Steve Reeves has perhaps his most substantial role apart from that of Hercules. Despite his notable physique, which is put to the test against legendary Greek hero Achilles, his character is a peace-loving man. His wife is played by lovely French actress Juliette Mayniel.
The scenes in The Trojan Horse depicting the destruction of Troy by the wily Greeks and the subsequent flight of the survivors (including Reeves and his new-born child) are certainly worth waiting for. Though obviously done on a lesser scale than would be the case in Helen of Troy, the film, as a whole, emerges as one of the best peplums out there…
- Director: Giorgio Ferroni
- Country: Italy
- Language: English (dubbed)
- Production Co.: CCIC
- Run time: 105 minutes
- Sound: Mono
- Color: Color (Technicolor)
Video Sample from The Trojan Horse
This movie arrives on a professional grade DVD-R disc placed in a slim jewel case. The cover art is exactly as shown in the image.
You may also enjoy Duel of the Titans, another Steve Reeves action-adventure flick.
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