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Ulysses (1954)
"Ulisse" (original title)

 -  Adventure  -  October 1955 (USA)
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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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Antinoos
Rossana Podestà ...
Jacques Dumesnil ...
Daniel Ivernel ...
Euriloco
Sylvie ...
Franco Interlenghi ...
Elena Zareschi ...
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Evi Maltagliati ...
Ludmilla Dudarova ...
Arete
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Piero Lulli ...
Achille
Ferruccio Stagni ...
Mentor
Alessandro Fersen ...
Diomede (as Alessandro Ferzen)
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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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PACKED WITH FURY...EXCITEMENT...CUNNING...AND TEMPESTUOUS LOVE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Ulysses, being Greek, would have referred to the god of the sea as Poseidon, not Neptune. Neptune was the Roman name for the god of the sea. See more »

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Still good after all these years
30 December 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I too first saw this movie when I was in my very early teens and still at school, but unlike my movie buff friend who wrote the first comment, I enjoyed this film when I saw it again many years later and still do some half a century after the first time.

Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn are excellent in their lead roles as one can imagine by their chequered careers, nevertheless I find Rossana Podesta' and Silvana Mangano very good on the eyes but rather pedestrian in their interpretations of the "forgotten women". I doubt a man like Ulysses would fall for such a verveless Circe.

Young Franco Interlenghi plays a suitable youthful Telemachus. The scenes with Polyphemus are good and the overall photography quite stunning. The final scenes when Ulysses rids his house of the unwanted suitors is very violent and gory but well performed. Unfortunately the English dialogue is dubbed and at times this is quite obvious, but after all this was an Italian production (I first saw it in the original language with my late father).


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