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Don Quijote de la Mancha Details

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This Spanish cinemazation of Cervantes' may well have cost more money than any previous adaptation of that literary classic. Rafael Rivelles stars as the ageing, windmill-tilting knight-errant, while Juan Calvo plays Quixote's faithful manservant Sancho Panza. In fact, it is Calvo's sure-handed comic performance that keeps this elephantine production afloat. At 138 minutes, the film proved too much of a good thing for American filmgoers, many of whom were probably still resentful that they'd been force-fed Cervantes in high-school Spanish Class. Herman G. Weinberg, a film critic and historian best known for his essays on director Ernst Lubitsch, wrote the English-language subtitles for Ernst Lubitsch. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Rafael Rivelles
as Don Quixote
Fernando Rey
as Sanson Carrasco
Guillermo Marin
as Duke
Felix Fernandez
as Second Innkeeper
Eduardo Fajardo
as Don Fernando
Maria Asquerino
as Luscinda
Santiago Rivero
as Second Soldier

Crew

Rafael Gil
Director
Rafael Gil
Screenwriter
Alfredo Fraile
Cinematographer
Juan Serra
Editor
Enrique Alarcon
Production Designer
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