The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927)

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Critic Consensus: If its story isn't always as transporting as it should be, The Private Life of Helen of Troy offers an amusing -- albeit historically inaccurate -- diversion.

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Queen Helen of Troy, piqued by her husband's lack of interest in her, elopes with Paris to Sparta. Menelaus, her husband, egged on by his henchman, starts a war with Paris, finally effecting the return of Helen. The time-honored custom demands that he have the pleasure of killing her, but her seductive loveliness restrains him. And so at the end of the story, we find Helen engaging in a new flirtation with the Prince of Ithaca.

Cast

María Corda
as Helen of Troy
Lewis Stone
as Menelaus
Alice White
as Adraste
Bill Elliott
as Telemachus

Critic Reviews for The Private Life of Helen of Troy

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (14)

Far from beautiful, seldom even witty, The Private Life of Helen of Troy manages to enrapture most of the people who watch it by its simple and consistent formula.

January 11, 2022 | Full Review…

The picture is well produced, and there are some fine mob scenes in it.

January 7, 2021 | Full Review…

[The Private Life of Helen of Troy] is a comic-strip version of modern marriage set against a background supposed to represent ancient Sparta and Troy. The incongruity furnishes amusement for about five minutes.

January 5, 2021 | Full Review…

Half-way amusing, sometimes boring.

January 5, 2021 | Full Review…

For the devout student of history the only advice possible is to stay away. The shock would be too great!

January 5, 2021 | Full Review…

Beautiful and really imaginative settings surround an intrigue as localised as a mayoral election.

January 5, 2021 | Full Review…

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