Ulysses (1955 film)

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Ulysses
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Directed by Mario Camerini
Mario Bava (uncredited)
Produced by Dino De Laurentiis
Carlo Ponti
Written by Franco Brusati
Mario Camerini
Ennio De Concini
Hugh Gray
Ben Hecht
Ivo Perilli
Irwin Shaw
Starring Kirk Douglas
Silvana Mangano
Anthony Quinn
Franco Interlenghi
Rossana Podestà
Music by Alessandro Cicognini
Cinematography Harold Rosson
Mario Bava (uncredited)
Production
  company
Lux Film
Distributed by Paramount Pictures (USA)
Release date(s) 17 August 1955 USA
Running time 115 min.
Language Italian
Box office $2.2 million (US)[1]

Ulysses (1955) is an fantasy-adventure film based on Homer's 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.[2] The cinematographer Mario Bava co-directed it (uncredited).

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 (1957), the film credited with igniting the Italian peplum craze of the 1960s.[citation needed]

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The story is about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of the Trojan war, and the adventures that befall him.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955', Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956
  2. ^ Dino de Laurentiis Obituary The Guardian 11 November 2010

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