Cinema: New Picture, Aug. 22, 1955

Ulysses (Lux; Paramount) brings to the screen the greatest adventure story of the Western world. Visually, the picture could scarcely be better. The camera's Cyclopean eye stares deep into the Minoan age that has come down only in legend and a few tantalizing shards from Peloponnesus and Crete. Misty islands float in a magic wide-screen sea, naiads romp along the water's edge, enchantresses lurk in sacred groves, galleys roll and toss on angry waves conjured up by Poseidon.

Even Kirk Douglas, tanned and bearded, looks the part of Ulysses, though when he speaks, it is clear that he is more at home...

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