Lion Of Thebes, The

2563. THE LION OF THEBES (1964-ltaly-France) COLOR. With MARK FOREST, YVONNE FURNEAUX. According to Greek mythology, Helen of Troy was among the most ravishingly beautiful of women. She was the wife of Menelaus, King of Sparta. For years, Sparta had been at war with Greece, but the city finally had been razed to the ground. Helen was disgraced, a living symbol of the Spartan defeat at the hands of the Greek army. Furthermore, she had just survived a shipwreck off the coast of Egypt. As this thrilling and entertaining adventure yarn opens, Helen is in the company of a handsome and stalwart Greek prince. They are wandering through a desert where Helen almost dies of thirst. Then, they survive a bout with brigands who desire to kill the prince and sell Helen into slavery. The two eventually arrive in the city of Thebes, which had been an ally of Sparta and which now is in danger of being besieged. The pharaoh Ramses and one of his generals argue over the best course of action to take in order to prevent the destruction of the city. The result is a multi-faceted and endlessly diverting story of conflict and turmoil in ancient times. Dubbed in English. 88 minutes. Sword and Sandal