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Ulysses (1954)





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In this film, Kirk Douglas stars as the hero from the Odyssey, Homer's classic Greek epic. Attempting to return to Ithaca from the Trojan War, Ulysses encounters years of numerous adventures and tribulation. As he finally arrives home, he finds his beloved faithful wife, Penelope anxiously awaiting his return.

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Kirk Douglas
as Ulysses
Silvana Mangano
as Circe / Penelope
Anthony Quinn
as Antinoos
as Euriclea
Elena Zareschi
as Cassandra
Tania Weber
as Eucalicanto
Piero Lulli
as Achille
Umberto Silvestri
as Polifemo / Krakos
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Critic Reviews for Ulysses

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

The Homeric yarn has been well edited and shortened for movie consumption, and the result is a fascinating trip into the age of enchantresses, gods and goddesses and witchcraft.

October 8, 2021 | Full Review…

The Odyssey, by Homer, is a lot more interesting than this Italian-made screen version of it...

October 28, 2019 | Full Review…

A cheesy, but entertaining excursion into mythology, Douglas a bit hammy and Anthony Quinn chews on some fat as well. A guilty pleasure.

December 19, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Ulysses

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David O'Driscoll
David O'Driscoll

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Kirk's in great shape but that is all that can be said for this woebegone affair.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Read the book. Douglas is very good, as is the rest of the cast, but this tale has too much to say to be confined in one film. A series of TV movies might work with the right script writer.

Morris Nelms
Morris Nelms

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