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Release Date:
20 January 1961 (USA) See more »
The Pages, The People, The Lusty Laughter, The Robust Passions of Cervantes' Classic! See more »
Senor Quexana has read so many books on chivalry that he believes that he is the knight Don Quixote de la Mancha... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nikolay Cherkasov ... Don Quixote de la Mancha / Alonso Quixano
Yuriy Tolubeev ... Sancho Panza
Serafima Birman ... The Housekeeper
Lyudmila Kasyanova ... Aldonsa (as L. Kasyanova)
Svetlana Grigoreva ... The Niece
Vladimir Maksimov ... The Priest
Viktor Kolpakov ... The Barber
Tamilla Agamirova ... Lady Altisidora (as T. Agamirova)
Georgiy Vitsin ... Sanson Carrasco
Bruno Frejndlikh ... The Duke (as V. Freindlich)
Lidiya Vertinskaya ... The Duchess
Galina Volchek ... Maritornes (as G. Volchek)
Olga Vikland ... Peasant girl
Aleksandr Benyaminov ... Shepherd
S. Tsomayev ... Andres, the shepherd boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nina Aleksandrovna Anisimova (as N. Anisimova)
Svetlana Batalova (as S. Batalova)
Igor Belskiy (as I. Belskiy)
M. Korolyov
Valentina Kovel
Zh. Letsky
Gennadiy Malyshev (as G. Malyshev)
Georgiy Osipenko (as V. Osipenko)
V. Osipov
Aleksey Rozanov (as A. Rozanov)
Vladimir Vasilyev

Arnold Diamond ... Don Quixote (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Bettina Dickson ... Altisidora (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Peter Elliot ... Duke (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Olive Gregg ... Duchess (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Howard Marion-Crawford ... Sancho Panza (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Carrasco (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Marianne Stone ... Peasant Girl (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Aldonsa (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Grigori Kozintsev 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra  novel
Evgeniy Shvarts 

Original Music by
Qara Qarayev  (as Kara Karayev)
Cinematography by
Apollinari Dudko 
Andrei Moskvin 
Film Editing by
Ye. Makhankova 
Production Design by
Natan Altman 
Yevgeni Yenej 
Art Direction by
Natan Altman  (as N. Altman)
Costume Design by
M. Rafalovich 
Makeup Department
V. Ulyanov .... makeup artist
Production Management
V. Chebotarev .... production director
M. Shostak .... production manager
Sound Department
Ilya Volk .... sound
Music Department
Nikolay Rabinovich .... musical director (as N. Rabinovich)
Other crew
B. Eder .... animal trainer
I. Kokh .... fencing master
Alberto Sánchez .... consultant (as A. Sánchez)

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Also Known As:
"Don Quixote" - USA (literal title)
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USA:110 min
Color | Color (Sovcolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Version of Der Mann von La Mancha (1994) (TV)See more »


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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
definitive quixote on film, 28 February 2003
Author: jimi99 from denver

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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