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The Saragossa Manuscript Details


Alfons (Zbigniew Cybulski) is a young army captain who meets two women of Moorish ancestry at what appears to be a deserted inn near Madrid. They tell Alfons he is the descendant of a noble family and that he must undergo a series of challenging missions to prove himself. A magician tries to take his soul, and he is visited by ghosts near the mountains of Madrid. Author Jan Poticki committed suicide a year after the symbolic and allusive book this movie was based on was published. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

  • Release date:April 6, 1965


Zbigniew Cybulski
as Capt. Alfons van Worden
Franciszek Pieczka
as Pascheco
Leon Niemczyk
as Don Avadoro
Elzbieta Czyzewska
as Frasquetta
Ludwik Benoit
as Pascheco's Father
Andrzej Kozak
Bogumil Kobiela
as Toledo
Beata Tyszkiewicz
as Dona Rebeca Uzeda
Edmund Fetting
Stanislaw Igar
as Don Gaspar Soarez
Adam Pawlikowski
as Cabalist
Gustaw Holoubek
as Don Pedro Velasquez
Iga Cembrzynska
as Princess Emina
Kazimierz Opalinski
as Hermit
Aleksander Fogiel
as Spanish nobleman


Wojciech Has
Jan Potocki
Book Author
Tadeusz Kwiatkowski
Mieczyslaw Jahoda
Krzysztof Penderecki
Featured Music
Jerzy Skarzynski
Art Director
Tadeusz Myszorek
Art Director