what movie is this from?

were there are a bunch of men trying to pull a string around a Bowen arrow to get with a mother or something and the father is the only man who can pull the string around the bowen arrow...

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There are a couple of films that include this:

    Ulysses (1954)

    IMDb synopsis:

    Ulysses (Kirk Douglas) is king of Ithaca. Following his participation in the Trojan War, he begins his journey home. He and his crew encounter Polyphemus the Cyclops, son of Poseidon, who captures them with the intent to dine on them. They escape from his cave by getting him drunk then blinding him. Later, they are shipwrecked, and only Ulysses survives. His memory lost, he is discovered by the beautiful Princess Nausicca (Rossana Podesta), who immediately falls in love with him. When he resumes his voyage, he and his new crew encounter the Sirens, whose songs lure sailors to their death. Plugging the ears of his men with wax, he has himself tied to the mast with ropes so that he can hear their call. Ulysses reaches the island of the enchantress Circe, who casts her spell on him. Taking on the appearance of his wife, Penelope, she holds him captive and turns his crew into swine but fails to keep him in her company. After almost 10 years, Ulysses at last arrives in Ithaca, where his wife and son, Telemachus (Franco Interlenghi), have been struggling to maintain their authority during his prolonged absence. Silvana Mangano plays a double role: Penelope, the faithful wife, and Circe, the sorceress. Anthony Quinn is the arrogant Antinous, the most persistent of Penelope's suitors, hanging around the palace with a group of vicious noblemen, trying to persuade the lovely queen that Ulysses is dead and that she should choose one of them as her next husband.

    NOTE: No man has proven that he can string the bow at Ulysses' home. The climactic moment arrives when a disguised Ulysses manages to do this then proceeds to kill the suitors who have been tormenting his family, wanting to marry Penelope and take over the kingdom. Penelope tells them that she will choose when she finishes a tapestry; but, every night, she undoes some of her work.

    The Odyssey (1997 TV miniseries)

    starring Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Isabella Rossellini, Bernadette Peters, Eric Roberts, Irene Papas, Geraldine Chaplin, Christopher Lee, Vanessa Williams, Nicholas Clay

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