Senor Quexana has read so many books on chivalry that he believes that he is the knight Don Quixote de la Mancha. So Don Quixote sets off on his horse, accompanied by his squire Sancho ... See full summary »

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Yuri Tolubeyev ...
Serafima Birman ...
Lyudmila Kasyanova ...
Aldonsa (as L. Kasyanova)
Svetlana Grigoreva ...
Vladimir Maksimov ...
Viktor Kolpakov ...
Tamilla Agamirova ...
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Georgiy Vitsin ...
Bruno Frejndlikh ...
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Lidiya Vertinskaya ...
Galina Volchek ...
Maritornes (as G. Volchek)
Olga Vikland ...
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Aleksandr Benyaminov ...
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Senor Quexana has read so many books on chivalry that he believes that he is the knight Don Quixote de la Mancha. So Don Quixote sets off on his horse, accompanied by his squire Sancho Panza on a mule, to perform valiant deeds. They mistakenly save the Lady Altisidora who is so amused that she invites them to visit the Duke to provide some merriment at court. Among other deeds, Don Quixote frees some prisoners, who then turn upon him, and Don Quixote attacks a windmill that he imagines is a monstrous wizard. Written by Will Gilbert

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The Pages, The People, The Lusty Laughter, The Robust Passions of Cervantes' Classic!

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Crazy Credits

When each opening credit appears, it is wiped away by the animated sail of a windmill, in a somewhat similar manner to the opening credits to "Man of La Mancha" (1972). See more »

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definitive quixote on film
28 February 2003 | by (denver) – See all my reviews

This Russian film of the late 50's is the definitive cinematic version of Cervantes' masterpiece, featuring the great star Nikolai Cherkasov in the lead. It is available on VHS and should be sought out by all true film buffs.


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