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Loves of Three Queens (1954)

L'amante di Paride (original title)
| Drama | 1954 (USA)
At a wedding party involving three beautiful women, a young man should choose the most charming. But a professor intervenes to prevent the verdict, remembering the troubles caused by Paris in a similar situation.

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Marc Allégret, Hugh Gray (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hedy Lamarr ... Hedy Windsor / Elana di Troia / Empress Josephine / Geneviève de Brabant
Massimo Serato ... Paride (segment: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships)
Alba Arnova Alba Arnova ... Venere (segment: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships)
Elli Parvo ... Giunone (segment: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships)
Cathy O'Donnell ... Enone (segment: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships)
Piero Pastore Piero Pastore ... Simone (segment: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships)
Enrico Glori Enrico Glori ... Priamo (segment: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships)
Robert Beatty ... Menelao (segment: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships)
Anna Amendola Anna Amendola ... Minerva (segment: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships)
Guido Celano Guido Celano ... Giove (segment: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships)
Serena Michelotti Serena Michelotti ... Cassandra (segment: The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships)
Cesare Danova ... Il conte Sigfride (segment: I Cavalieri dell'illusione)
Terence Morgan ... Golo (segment: Il Cavalieri dell'illusione)
Richard O'Sullivan ... Benoni (segment "I Cavalieri dell'illusione")
John Fraser ... Drago (segment: I Cavalieri dell'illusione)
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At a wedding party involving three beautiful women, a young man should choose the most charming. But a professor intervenes to prevent the verdict, remembering the troubles caused by Paris in a similar situation.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1954 (USA) See more »

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Loves of Three Queens See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cino del Duca See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Original director Edgar G. Ulmer quit the production during filming because of clashes with star Hedy Lamarr. He was replaced by Marc Allégret. See more »

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Loves of Three Queens
21 November 2015 | by EdgarSTSee all my reviews

Badly edited from the original 180 minutes version called "L'amante di Paride", what seems to have survived is this 93-97 minute British version, in which the order of the stories was altered, the original modern-day framing sequence that opened the film was reduced, and the first segment ("L'amante di Paride", the Helen of Troy story) was almost dropped. According to Stephen Michael Shearer in his book on Hedy Lamarr, "Beautiful", Warner Brothers bought the rights for distribution in the United States to avoid its exhibition. The studio was producing Robert Wise's "Helen of Troy" and wanted no competition, so Lamarr's motion picture had no American release, in spite of what sources say (including IMDb). There seems to be a lot of confusion about this film (caused even by Lamarr's personal biography, where she mixes things and changes the names of the segments with other movies she made). From what I see (a few posters) it seemed as if in Italy they released two different movies: "L'amante di Paride" with the Greek gods' feast included, telling the Paris-Helen of Troy affair and the war; and as "I cavalieri dell'illusion" (The Knights of Illusion) the full Geneviève de Brabant tale, which even has a separate entry, here in IMDb. This is possible, considering that each segment ran about 60 minutes that could be rounded into a feature with the framing sequences (the modern-day wedding banquet, and the traveling theater company). Also different sources indicate that the music is by Nino Rota (and indeed, without knowing it was him, I recognized a few notes from his symphony used in "Il Gattopardo"), but that copy I saw credits Alessandro Cicognini as composer. Everybody is acting... not particularly well, to put it mildly, although Terence Morgan plays a villain in a convincing manner. It is recorded that Edgar G. Ulmer prepared the production and then directed the Geneviève de Brabant segment, and perhaps one of the framing sequences, and that (after Ulmer's departure) Marc Allégret did the Greek story, and probably the French chapter on Bonaparte and Josephine that ends the original version. It is also a co- production, not a sole project by Cino del Luca. American Victor Pahlen (who was Errol Flynn's partner in the film company they had in Cuba, and producer of Ulmer's "Pirates of Capri"), was in the production since the beginning, and Lamarr ended buying half of it. This is what I gathered from what I searched about the film, but some information many not be correct. It is true that it was a fiasco, but Hedy Lamarr got her money back, of course.


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