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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
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Euriloco
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Elena Zareschi ...
Cassandra
Evi Maltagliati ...
Ludmilla Dudarova ...
Arete
Tania Weber ...
Eucalicanto
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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History's Greatest Romantic Adventure-Now Brought Magnificently to the Screen! See more »

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Adventure

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(Western Electric Recording)

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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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Version of O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) See more »

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" The Gods are Playful and without Mercy "
10 August 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Any history class which desires to imbue students with imagination, needs this film in their library on Ancient Greece. In 1955 this movie on the wanderings of the Trojan Hero "Ulysses" made it's way across the country. In the professional opinion of many a history teacher, this movie fell far short of being historically accurate, but in it's basic rendition of Homer's classical, it proved a masterpiece. In this version, fans saw the Greek Ithican King as portrayed by Kirk Douglas. For his fans it was a perfect role and one which convinced us, he was indeed a true thespian. Through his legendary encounters with the Titan, Polythemeus, The Sirens of the rocks, and of course, Circe, the witch, he is pitted against all the ancient Gods. But it is his final challenge by the suitors who wish to claim his wife and throne, which is his greatest threat, for they are led by the champion Antinoos (Anthony Quinn), from the island of Encephelonea. Only through a special contest and with the help of Athena, can he regain his kingdom, his wife and his son. This is a classic in its own right and like our hero, has never been equaled. ****


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