Ulysses is a fantasy film that is based on the Homeric epic Odyssey. It was directed by Mario Camerini, and was originally released in 1954. The cast includes names such as Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn, Franco Interlenghi and Rossana Podesta. Kirk Douglas portrays the eponymous hero Ulysses or Odysseus, while Silvana Mangano plays two different roles; the one of the hero's faithful wife, Penelope, and that of the sorceress Circe. Anthony Quinn portrays Antinous, and Rossana Podesta plays the role of Nausicaa. The story follows Ulysses as he tries to return back to his home in the island of Ithaca, after the end of the Trojan War.
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