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 also starred in the sequel, The Avenger (The last ...
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Submitted to the British Board of Film Censors by Grand National Pictures and passed with a "U" certificate on 24 April 1962. Opened in London on Sunday, 19 August 1962 at the Essoldo (Chelsea), the Odeon (Finchley) and the Gaumont (Islington), followed by a wide general release the following day. For light relief, Grand National selected She Knows Y' Know
(1962) starring Hylda Baker
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Followed by The Avenger