The Private Life of Helen of Troy

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The Private Life of Helen of Troy was a 1927 silent film based on a novel by John Erskine. 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 . That same year, the first "talkie," The Jazz Singer, received an honorary award for introducing sound to film, and the category for which The Private Life of Helen of Troy was nominated was dropped by the second Academy Awards.

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