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James Joyce (novel)
Fred Haines (screenplay)
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Release Date:
June 1967 (UK) See more »
Dublin; June 16, 1904. Stephen Dedalus, who fancies himself as a poet, embarks on a day of wandering... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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A well-intentioned but misguided disaster! See more (11 total) »


  (in credits order)

Milo O'Shea ... Leopold Bloom

Barbara Jefford ... Molly

Maurice Roëves ... Stephen Dedalus

T.P. McKenna ... Buck Mulligan
Anna Manahan ... Bella Cohen
Chris Curran ... Myles Crawford

Fionnula Flanagan ... Gerty MacDowell (as Fionnuala Flanagan)
Geoffrey Golden ... The Citizen
Martin Dempsey ... Simon Dedalus
Eddie Golden ... Martin Cunningham
Maire Hastings ... Mary Driscoll

David Kelly ... Garrett Deasy
Graham Lines ... Haines
Desmond Perry ... Bantam Lyons (as Des Perry)
Rosaleen Linehan ... Nurse Callan
Joe Lynch ... Blazes Boylan
Maureen Potter ... Josie Breen
Maureen Toal ... Zoe Higgins
Frank Bailey
Jim Bartley ... Private Carr (as James Bartley)
Colin Bird ... Private Compton
Robert Carlisle Jr. ... Doctor Dixon
Barry Cassin
Brendan Cauldwell ... Bob Doran
May Cluskey ... Mrs. Yelverton Barry
Leon Collins ... Lynch
Danny Cummins ... The Drinker
Brenda Doyle
Tony Doyle ... Lt. Gardner
Meryl Gourley ... Mrs. Mervyn Talboys
Don Irwin
Des Keogh ... Joe Hynes
Eugene Lambert ... Costello
Thomas MacAnna

Pamela Mant ... Kitty
Peter Mayock ... Jack Power
Pauline Melville
John Molloy ... Corny Kelleher
Clare Mullen ... Florry
Ruadhan Neeson ... Cyril Sergent
Maire Ni Ghrainne
Sheila O'Sullivan ... May Golding Dedalus
Jack Plant ... Denis Breen
Derry Power
Lillian Rapple
Charlie Roberts
Paddy Roche ... Madden
Ann Rowan ... Mrs. Bellingham
Cecil Sheehan
Cecil Sheridan ... John Henry Manton
Robert Somerset ... Lenehan
Richie Stewart

O.Z. Whitehead ... Alexander J. Dowie
Biddy White Lennon ... Cissy Caffrey

Directed by
Joseph Strick 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fred Haines  screenplay
James Joyce  novel
Joseph Strick  screenplay

Produced by
Fred Haines .... associate producer
Walter Reade .... executive producer (as Walter Reade Jr.)
Joseph Strick .... producer
Wilfred Eades .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Stanley Myers 
Cinematography by
Wolfgang Suschitzky 
Film Editing by
Reginald Mills 
Art Direction by
Graham Probst 
Production Management
Pat Green .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Robertson .... assistant director
Ariel Levy .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Christopher Toyne .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kevin Connor .... sound editor
Christian Wangler .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Seamus Corcoran .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Long .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
John Rushton .... assistant editor
Music Department
Stanley Myers .... conductor
Other crew
Betty Botley .... assistant to producer
Ralph T. Desiderio .... production coordinator (as Ralph Desiderio)
Kevin Fitzsimmons .... location liaison
Sidney Meyers .... script consultant
Lorna Selwyn .... continuity (uncredited)
Eithne Tyrrell .... production secretary (uncredited)

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132 min | UK:140 min | USA:123 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Ireland:15 (re-rating) | Ireland:(Banned) (1967-2000) | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | New Zealand:M (re-rating) (1994) | New Zealand:R18 (original rating) (1967) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

When the film was submitted to the BBFC in 1967 they requested 29 cuts to remove strong language and crude sexual references from Molly's final soliloquy. In return director Joseph Strick replaced all the offending footage with a blank screen and a high pitched shrieking sound. This resulted in the BBFC rescinding the cuts and passing the film fully intact.See more »
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20 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
A well-intentioned but misguided disaster!, 10 September 2001
Author: pae-sk from framingham ma

Norman Mailer once observed, "There is a particular type of really bad novel that makes a great motion picture." With that in mind, this feeble attempt to film the greatest 20th Century English novel falls flat, as pointless an exercise as dramatizing "The Leviathan" by Thomas Hobbes or the Declaration of Independence. It just can't be done. Joyce pioneered the plotless novel, concentrating on character development and situation, together with the melding of his characters' inner thoughts running in a hodge-podge of images and overlapping, run-on sentences. For those unfamiliar with the work, "Ulysses" is the story of an author in search of a character about whom he can write a novel: two men, one middle-aged, one young, wandering aimlessly through Dublin for 18 hours, finally meeting in a brothel, and then discussing their day over a cup of cocoa. That's it. Joyce himself joked that he had written a novel that would keep English professors busy for the next century, and the deciphering of his masterpiece has become a cottage industry. This is not a motion picture: rather, it is a tour de force in the nature of Charles Laughton reading from the New York Telephone directory: the presentation may be brilliant, but the exercise is pointless. The actors recite Joyce's prose brilliantly and Milo O'Shea, Maurice Reeves and Barbara Jefford, as Leopold Bloom, Stephen Daedalus and Molly Bloom respectively, look exactly like what one would imagine the characters to appear, but this is hardly enough to sustain the viewers' interests for an excess of two hours. Literary critic John Greenway observed, "To read it ['Ulysses'] with ease, one should have a PhD in comparative languages and literature." Indeed, Joyce himself spoke some 15 languages fluently and his work abounds with multiple lingual puns. Caveat: unless you have at least majored in English Literature and taken a graduate course in James Joyce, you won't have the slightest idea what is going on here - nor will you care.

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