This very expensive Italian-made adaptation of Homer's "The Odyssey" stars Kirk Douglas as seafaring hero Ulysses. The story begins, as ever, with Ulysses leaving his faithful wife Penelope (Silvano Magnano) behind as he goes off to fight in the Trojan Wars. Having the poor taste to set himself above the gods after a stunning military victory, Ulysses is doomed to journey aimlessly across the sea until he can make amends. Along the way, our hero battles a cyclops, resists the fatal singing of the Sirens, and enjoys a brief interlude with pig-fancying enchantress Circe (also played by Silvano Magnano). Years and years later, Ulysses returns to Penelope, where he must meet and master a final challenge. Acceptable enough when first released in 1954, Ulysses pales in comparison to the high-tech, all-star 1997 TV miniseries version of The Odyssey. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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|Grouped Work ID||e00ef17e-8797-da2a-b3ec-7497b9d11fac|
|Grouping Author||douglas kirk|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-08-13 01:05:43AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-14 06:57:42AM|
Douglas, Kirk, 1916-
Mangano, Silvana, 1930-1989.
Quinn, Anthony, 1915-2001.
|available_at_lakecounty||Lake County Public Library|
|detailed_location_lakecounty||Lake County Adult DVD|
|display_description||After leaving his wife to fight in the Trojan Wars and subsequently offending the gods with his pride after a victory, Ulysses is doomed to wander aimlessly across the sea until he makes amends.|
|local_callnumber_lakecounty||DVD FIC ULY|
|owning_location_lakecounty||Lake County Public Library|
|subject_facet||Action and adventure films|
Foreign films -- Italy
Homer -- Film and video adaptations
Motion pictures, Italian
Mythology, Greek -- Drama
Odysseus, -- King of Ithaca (Mythological character) -- Drama
|title_full||Ulysses [videorecording] / produced by Dino De Laurentiis, Carlo Ponti ; written by Franco Brusati ... [and others] ; directed by Mario Camerini|