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The Return of Ulysses (1909)

Le retour d'Ulysse (original title)
Ulysses is a legendary Greek hero, who, when the expedition against Troy was resolved upon, enlisted and devoted himself to the cause, which eventually proved a failure. When Troy has ... See full summary »

Directors:

André Calmettes (co-director), Charles Le Bargy (co-director)

Writer:

Jules Lemaître
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Cast

Cast overview:
Paul Mounet Paul Mounet ... Ulysse
Madame Bartet ... Pénélope (as Régina Badet)
Albert Lambert ... Antinous
Delaunay Delaunay ... Le grand prêtre (as Louis Delaunay)
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Ulysses is a legendary Greek hero, who, when the expedition against Troy was resolved upon, enlisted and devoted himself to the cause, which eventually proved a failure. When Troy has fallen and Ulysses sets sail for home, his ships are driven to different lands, where his adventures are numerous, keeping him away from his native land for ten years. As time rolls on without his return he is looked upon as dead by everyone except his wife, Queen Penelope, who firmly believes that her husband still lives and will some day return to her. The people of Ithaca are very anxious to have their Queen marry again, but this she stoutly refuses to do, insisting that her little son Telemachus alone shall be their King. Many suitors present themselves at the palace as aspirants for the beautiful Penelope's hand, hut they get very little encouragement, as she remains steadfast in her belief that Ulysses will eventually come back. Finally, driven to desperation by the repeated entreaties of the high ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Adventure | Short

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 March 1909 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of Ulysses See more »

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Production Co:

Pathé Frères See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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