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The Private Life of Helen of Troy

Original title
The Private Life of Helen of Troy
Running time
87 min.
United States United States
Gerald C. Duffy, Carey Wilson (Novel: John Erskine)
Carl Edouarde (Silent Movie)
Lee Garmes, Sidney Hickox (B&W)
First National Picture
Comedy | Silent Film. Biography
Synopsis / Plot
The Private Life of Helen of Troy was a 1927 silent film about Helen of Troy based on a novel by John Erskine and adapted to screen by Gerald C. Duffy. The film was directed by Alexander Korda and starred Maria Corda as Helen, Lewis Stone as Menelaus, and Ricardo Cortez as Paris. Coming at the end of the silent film era, it received the honor of being nominated for an Academy Award in 1928, the year of the Awards' inception, in the category of Best Title Writing. However, Gerald Duffy died on 25 June 1928, and he has the distinction of being the first person to be posthumously nominated for an Academy Award.
1927: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Writing, Title Writing (Gerald C. Duffy)
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