GenreAdventure, Fantasy Music directorAlessandro Cicognini
Mario Bava (uncredited) WriterFranco Brusati, Ennio De Concini, Hugh Gray, Ben Hecht, Ivo Perilli, Irwin Shaw Release date6 October 1954 (Italy)
17 August 1955 (USA) DirectorsMario Camerini, Mario Bava CastKirk Douglas (Ulysses), Anthony Quinn (Antinoos), Rossana Podestà (Nausicaa), Silvana Mangano (Circe / Penelope), Franco Interlenghi (Telemachus), Sylvie (Euriclea) Similar moviesOdysseus: Voyage to the Underworld (2008)
TaglineHistory's Greatest Epic...On the Screen at Last!
Homers hero (Kirk Douglas) recalls episodes of his odyssey: the Cyclops, Circe (Silvana Mangano), the sirens, the Trojan horse.
Ulysses is a 1954 fantasy-adventure film based on Homers epic poem Odyssey. The movie was made by director Mario Camerini, who co-wrote the screenplay with writer Franco Brusati. The original choice for director was Georg Wilhelm Pabst who quit at the last minute. The cinematographer Mario Bava co-directed it (uncredited).
In the film Silvana Mangano plays two roles, as Penelope, the faithful wife of Ulysses and the sorceress, Circe. American star Kirk Douglas plays the Greek hero, Ulysses. Anthony Quinn plays Antinous. The tremendous success of this film led to the making of Hercules (1958), which was credited with igniting the Italian peplum craze of the 1960s.
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.
The story is about Ulysses efforts to return to his home after the end of the Trojan war, and the adventures that befell him.
Odysseus: Voyage to the Underworld (2008). Homer wrote the story for Ulysses and Helen of Troy. Homer wrote the story for Ulysses and The Fury of Achilles. Ennio de Concini wrote the screenplay for Ulysses and Hercules. Homer wrote the story for Ulysses and Troy.