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Ulysses (1954)

Ulisse (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy, History | October 1955 (USA)
A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.

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Tania Weber ...
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Achilles
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Diomede (as Alessandro Ferzen)
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Storyline

In the ancient Greek city of Ithaca, many impatiently await the return of their king Ulysses and his warriors from the Trojan War. Among these, Ulysses' devoted wife Penelope and his grown son Telemachus. But Ulysses' return is not eagerly awaited by everyone, especially by his enemies. They openly court Penelope and ask her to give her husband up for dead and re-marry one of the rowdy suitors who have taken up residence in her home since her husband's departure. However, Penelope clings to her belief that Ulysses will soon return. To appease the aggressive suitors, Penelope promises that she would re-marry as soon as she finishes weaving a large tapestry depicting Ulysses' deeds of bravery. In secret, she's unraveling the day's weaving, thus delaying the tapestry's completion. Penelope knows that her trick won't work forever. In Troy, Ulysses and his warriors use the Trojan Horse ruse to conquer the city. In his fervor, Ulysses destroys the Trojans' temple to Neptune, god of the sea,... Written by nufs68

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Ulysses Leads His Warriors Through History's Greatest Adventure! See more »


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October 1955 (USA)  »

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Odyssey  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Seven Arts Pictures re-issued the film on March 30th, 1966. See more »

Goofs

Antinoos 'fails' to string the bow of Ulysses but it is clear that he has bent the bow enough and an effortless movement of the looped string would have been all that was required. See more »

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Featured in Cinema Paradiso (1988) See more »

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Fantastic special effects for this time period especially CYCLOPS!
23 September 2000 | by (missouri USA) – See all my reviews

Fun to watch, do not be to hard on the special effects it was 1954 after all! Fun to see such a young Anthony Quinn. Who played Cyclops? Does it matter?


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