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"Great Performances" Monsignor Quixote (1987)

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13 February 1987 (Season 15, Episode 1)
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In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene Quixote is an old... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nice film version of a wonderful novel See more (5 total) »

Cast

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Alec Guinness ... Father Quixote

Leo McKern ... Sancho Zancas

Ian Richardson ... Bishop of Motopo

Graham Crowden ... The Bishop
Maurice Denham ... Senor Diego
Philip Stone ... Father Leopoldo

Rosalie Crutchley ... Teresa

Valentine Pelka ... Father Herrera
Don Fellows ... Professor Pilbeam
Gareth Kirkland ... Paco

Clive Merrison ... Shop Assistant
Roland Oliver ... Stout Guardia
Carl Forgione ... Second Guardia
Peter Gale ... Undertaker
Colin Haigh ... Guardia by River

Anton Lesser ... Robber
Michael Poole ... Dr. Galvan
Chris Sanders ... Mexican Businessman
Joseph Blatchley ... Father Jose (as Joseph Blatchely)
Paul Imbusch ... Priest at Fiesta
John Hug ... Guardia at Monastery

Episode Crew
Directed by
Rodney Bennett 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra  novel "Don Quixote" (uncredited)
Graham Greene  novel
Christopher Neame  writer

Produced by
Malcolm R. Burgess .... associate producer
Johnny Goodman .... executive producer
Christopher Neame .... producer
Lloyd Shirley .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Antón García Abril 
 
Cinematography by
Norman Langley 
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Nelson 
 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
 
Production Design by
Roy Stannard 
 
Art Direction by
José María Tapiador 
 
Makeup Department
Colin Arthur .... makeup artist
Mark Nelson .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Clifton Brandon .... production supervisor
Francisco Lara Polop .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Haveland .... second assistant director
Andrew Warren .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John Mills .... property master
Micky Mills .... props
 
Sound Department
Colin Chapman .... sound editor
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
Rupert Scrivener .... dubbing mixer
Robert Taylor .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Atkinson .... clapper loader
George Boner .... gaffer
Geoff Glover .... camera operator
Tony Jackson .... assistant camera
Laurie Ridley .... still photographer
Julio Romera .... head electrician
Jim Smart .... best boy
 
Casting Department
Irene Lamb .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patrick Wheatley .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Dudley Simpson .... musical director
 
Other crew
Liz Bunton .... production coordinator
Caroline Sax .... continuity
 

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Trivia:
Ian Richardson and Rosalie Crutchley, who appear respectively in this film as a bishop and Father Quixote's housekeeper, played similar roles in another Don Quixote film, "Man of La Mancha". In that film, Richardson played the village priest and Rosalie Crutchley his housekeeper.See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Nice film version of a wonderful novel, 23 January 2005
Author: meitschi from Vienna, Austria

A very nicely done film version of one of my favourite books. The screenplay follows Graham Greene's novel very closely, aptly inserting the problem of faith and doubt into a classic road movie. The locations in Spain were well chosen.

Though I sometimes had the impression that the film is little more than an illustration of the book by means of moving pictures, the performances, especially by the very touching Alec Guinness, are well worth seeing it. I especially liked the scene of Quixote's discussion with his bishop - in this moment, the film gained some genuine punch of its own.

I also loved very much how the final climax of the book was rendered - played by Guinness who was himself a devout Catholic in his lifetime: 'corpus Christi... companero, you must kneel, companero!'.

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