MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,020 this week

El Greco (1966)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 81 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

, (dialogue), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related News

Alfredo Bini obituary
| The Guardian - Film News
Remembering Rosanna Schiaffino
| Cinemaretro.com
Rosanna Schiaffino obituary
| The Guardian - Film News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 168 titles
created 17 Dec 2011
 
a list of 9999 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 529 titles
created 19 Dec 2012
 
a list of 82 titles
created 01 Mar 2013
 
a list of 9992 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "El Greco" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: El Greco (1966)

El Greco (1966) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of El Greco.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Loosely inspired from Gauguin's life, the story of Charles Strickland, a middle-aged stockbrocker who abandons his middle-classed life, his family, his duties to start painting, what he has... See full summary »

Director: Albert Lewin
Stars: George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Doris Dudley
Comedy | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders

Director: Jacques Feyder
Stars: Françoise Rosay, André Alerme, Jean Murat
Dalí (1991)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Biography of famed artist Salvador Dali, focusing mainly on his relationship with girlfriend Gala and the time they spent in New York City in 1940 and his early days in Spain collaborating with filmmaker Luis Bunuel.

Director: Antoni Ribas
Stars: Lorenzo Quinn, Sarah Douglas, Michael Catlin
Lust for Life (1956)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald
Moulin Rouge (1952)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Director: John Huston
Stars: José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Colette Marchand
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Nuytten
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Madeleine Robinson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Utamaro, a great artist, lives to create portraits of beautiful women, and the brothels of Tokyo provide his models. A world of passion swirls around him, as the women in his life vie for ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Stars: Minosuke Bandô, Kinuyo Tanaka, Kôtarô Bandô
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After the Spanish Civil War breaks out, the Prado Museum is being evacuated. One of the guards finds a painting by the master, Goya, and takes it to prevent damage to the work of art. In ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Mercero
Stars: Gabino Diego, Leonor Watling, Adriana Ozores
Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An old man and his son are walking along the road when they suddenly meet a speaking crow, which represents Marxist beliefs. They are soon moved back 750 years in time, changed into monks ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Totò, Ninetto Davoli, Femi Benussi
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Herbert Vesely
Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Jane Birkin, Christine Kaufmann
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Caroline Ruthyn is the teen-aged niece of the her uncle Silas, a sickly and at one time unbalanced man who becomes her guardian on the death of her father. The fact that Silas is broke and ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Frank
Stars: Jean Simmons, Derrick De Marney, Katina Paxinou
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Jeronima de las Cuevas
...
Don Miguel de las Cuevas
Mario Feliciani ...
Nino de Guevara
Franco Giacobini ...
Francisco
Renzo Giovampietro ...
Brother Felix
Ángel Aranda ...
Nino Crisman ...
Diego de Castillo
Gabriella Giorgelli ...
Maria
Giulio Donnini ...
Pignatelli
...
Rafael Rivelles ...
Marquis of Villena
John Karlsen ...
Prosecutor
John Francis Lane ...
De Agueda
Rossana Martini ...
Zaida
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Lavish Courts of Spain...The Savage Torture of the Inquisition...The Treachery of Love...All Storming Across the Canvas of the Man Called El Greco See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

15 August 1966 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

El Greco  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The color schemes in this film were designed to resemble those in El Greco's paintings. See more »

Crazy Credits

20th Century Fox did not use their logo on this film. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Engrossing story of the great painter's years in Toledo
28 December 2006 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

"El Greco" is the engrossing story of the great artist's years in 16th century Toledo. With the preponderance of films dealing with English and French history in cinema, this film gives a much needed, rare and welcome glimpse of the Spanish culture's rich history. Ferrer accomplished an exceptional feat in producing this film and acting the title role. It is obviously a labor of love, with the costumes, settings, music, and events beautifully evocative. Having seen many of the works ("The Death of Count Orgaz", etc.) and the artist's Toledo workshop in person, I can vouch for the period authenticity. Some of the events will come as a surprise when the religious and mystical content of his work is considered. As the film portrays, El Greco ran afoul of the Inquisition and later produced some of his greatest works out of his greatest anguish. A must for lovers of art and Spanish history. Will we ever see a comparable film about the life of Velazquez, another of the many immortal masters of art this great nation has produced?


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss El Greco (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?