I loved Jason and the Argonauts, perhaps more to do with Ray Harryhausen's work than anything else.
The first Clash of the Titans.
And yet Kubrick disliked this particular film.Kubrick's 'Spartacus' by far!
Not only for Kubrick's visionary direction, but for a stunning performance from Kirk Douglas, and a typically triumphant role for Laurence Olivier.
But better than that, was the terrific score by Alex North, especially during the opening credits.
Which is odd since they worked together only three years before on Paths of Glory (my favourite Douglas film).Agreed, although I guess things weren't helped by the apparent reticence of Douglas on most of the sets; clash of egos I suppose. But the end result was still terrifically done!