Helen of Troy

Synopsis: Prince Paris of Troy, shipwrecked on a mission to the king of Sparta, meets and falls for Queen Helen before he knows who she is. Rudely received by the royal Greeks, he must flee...but fate and their mutual passions lead him to take Helen along. This gives the Greeks just the excuse they need for much-desired war.
Director(s): Robert Wise
118 min

in your future.


-Cassandra, stop this.

-But, Father, it's true.

What l see and feel is true.

Go, Paris.

Come, Cassandra.

-Come and rest a while.

-How can l, Mother?

Oh, l wish it hadn't been given me. . .

. . .this agony l live with.


Paris, don't go. Please don't go.

-l must sail at once.

-lf you have any love for Troy. . .

. . .don't bring this dreadful thing

upon us.

-And l thought you loved me best of all.

-l do, but. . .

. . .the noise, the storm grows so great.

The screaming of horses,

the cries of dying men.

-Take care of her.

-My dear, my dear.

Perhaps it could not be otherwise.

What must be, no one can change.

Where are we today? Elysium?

Far from it. We're nearing Sparta. . .

. . .a harsh military land, where a man

will cut off his arm to prove he's brave.

-l wonder what the women look like.

-My profound Cousin Aeneas.

To think deeply, Paris,

one must think of women.

They bring all life into the world

and much death.

-They sway the destinies of men.

-Not my destiny.

What's the matter?

Oh, just a quickening of the breeze.

But l don't like the hot breath of it.

Oh, it's nothing.

Only one drifting cloud up there.

Up the mast with you!

-l command you! Climb the mast!

-Drop the sail!

My prince, the ropes are fouled,

and these men refuse to climb the mast.

-l'll flay them!


There's only one way

to cure these fantasies.

No, my prince, not you. No!




Paris! Paris!





Some ship had bad luck.

She does exist.


-The fairest goddess.

This creature is crazy.

But with a nice sort of craziness.

What was your ship?

The Dolphin...

-. . .of Troy.

-A Trojan.

Cut him loose, Andros.

Maybe we can warm some life into him

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John Twist

John Twist (July 14, 1898 – February 11, 1976) was an American screenwriter whose career spanned four decades. Born John Stuart Twist in Albany, Missouri, he began his career in the silent film era, providing the story for such films as Breed of Courage, Blockade, and The Big Diamond Robbery. He earned his first screenwriting credit for The Yellowback in 1929. Twist died in Beverly Hills, California. more…

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