HELEN OF TROY (1956) 9829

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Original Warner Brothers British Front-Of-House Cards Set 8x10 Very Fine

Original British Warner Brothers front-of-house cards set for the Robert Wise ancient Greek epic, HELEN OF TROY (1956) starring Rossana Podesta, Jacques Sernas, Niall MacGinnis, and Sir Cedric Hardwicke. The Warner Brothers version of the tale of Homer's Iliad spins the story so that the Trojans are the heroic peace loving people trapped in a war with the bellicose Greeks. Podesta was new to American films, and Warners had high hopes for her, but her English was so broken that they elected to have her voice - and the voice of Sernas - dubbed. These UK front-of-house cards are an unusual item on the film. Front-of-house cards served a similar function to U.S. lobby card sets. Generally they were generated from black and white stills, which were then hand-tinted and then lithographed. It creates an unusual look for the cards.

ROBERT WISE - Director
Sir Cedric Hardwicke - Actor
Rossana Podesta - Actor
Sir Stanley Baker - Actor
Robert Douglas - Actor
Torin Thatcher - Actor
Harry Andrews - Actor
Jacques Sernas - Actor
Nora Swinburne - Actor
Janette Scott - Actor
Ronald Lewis - Actor
Brigitte Bardot - Actor
Eduardo Ciannelli - Actor
Edmond Purdom - Actor

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