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Ulysses (1954 film)

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Adapted from  Odyssey
Language  Italian
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Fantasy
Music director  Alessandro Cicognini
Ulysses (1954 film) movie poster
Director  Mario Camerini Mario Bava (uncredited)
Writer  Franco Brusati, Ennio De Concini, Hugh Gray, Ben Hecht, Ivo Perilli, Irwin Shaw
Release date  6 October 1954 (Italy) 17 August 1955 (USA)
Directors  Mario Camerini, Mario Bava
Cast  Kirk Douglas (Ulysses), Anthony Quinn (Antinoos), Rossana Podestà (Nausicaa), Silvana Mangano (Circe / Penelope), Franco Interlenghi (Telemachus), Sylvie (Euriclea)
Similar movies  Odysseus: Voyage to the Underworld (2008)
Tagline  History'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 (1954 film) movie scenes

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).

Ulysses (1954 film) movie scenes I watched ULYSSES 1954 this weekend and it was great with a couple of issues The great thing about this film is the production values

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.

Similar Movies

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.


  • Silvana Mangano as Circe/Penelope
  • Kirk Douglas as Ulysses
  • Anthony Quinn as Antinous
  • Rossana Podesta as Nausicaa
  • Jacques Dumesnil as Alcinous
  • Daniel Ivernel as Eurylochus
  • Sylvie as Eurycleia
  • Franco Interlenghi as Telemachus
  • Elena Zareschi as Cassandra
  • Evi Maltagliati as Anticlea
  • Ludmilla Dudarova as Arete
  • Tania Weber as Eucalicanto
  • Piero Lulli as Achilles
  • Ferruccio Stagni as Mentor
  • Alessandro Fersen as Diomedes
  • Oscar Andriani as Cyclops
  • Umberto Silvestri as Polifemo
  • Gualtiero Tumiati as Laertes
  • Teresa Pellati as Melantho
  • Mario Feliciani as Eurymachus
  • Michele Riccardini as Leodes
  • References

    Ulysses (1954 film) Wikipedia
    Ulysses (1954 film) IMDb Ulysses (1954 film)

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