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Young Rebel (1967)
"Cervantes" (original title)

M  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Drama  |  January 1969 (USA)
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A highly fictionalized filming of the early life of Miguel de Cervantes, author of "Don Quixote".

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Giulia
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Cardinal Acquaviva
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Rodrigo Cervantes
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Nessa
Antonio Casas
Ángel del Pozo
Uzzieno Cortini
Ricardo Palacios
José Jaspe
José Nieto
André Spengler
Maurice de Canonge
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In this romanticized biography of Spain's most celebrated novelist, young Miguel Cervantes, son of a country doctor, cockily pushes better-bred, court-connected peacock chicks aside for the post of private secretary to monsignor (soon cardinal) Acquaviva, papal envoy to king Philip II of Spain. Realizing his friendship with the Ottoman general-envoy was abused to win time while an avoidable 'crusade' was mounted, Miguel resigns but joins the Holy League's fleet. He and his brother become marked heroes, but get no serious reward and are captured by Algiers pirates for the slave market, yet set aside to bring ransom. Instead, they mount a brave slave revolt. Written by KGF Vissers

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Vincent Sherman's last film. Blacklisted by Hollywood, he would direct for television until his death in 2006. See more »

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Epic film with great stars
10 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

This epic adventure chronicles the early life of Miguel de Cervantes, Spain's great 16th-century novelist, playwright, poet, and the author of Don Quixote. It is highly fictionalized and based on the book Cervantes by Bruno Frank. Young Cervantes takes a prestigious job as secretary to a Cardinal. He later decides to join the army in the fight against the Turks and Islam and takes part in a dangerous sea battle. Cult star Soledad Miranda appears as Nessa, a kind woman who nurses him to health after he has been beaten and then falls in love with him. This movie was filmed in Spain and Italy.


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