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"Great Performances" Monsignor Quixote (1987)

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Original Air Date:
13 February 1987 (Season 15, Episode 1)
In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene, Quixote is an... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Good, but less than it might have been, 2 March 2013
Author: runamokprods from US

No film with Alec Guinness and Leo McKern in the leads, based on a Graham Greene novel can be bad. But this comes closer than I wish it did.

It's played far more 'cute' than it need be, from the dated, overly up-beat music, to the lack of edge given to either of the two main characters – a Roman Catholic Priest, and his friend, a communist. There's no reason not to allow these men more real, complex personalities.

In addition, the Don Quixote parallels are already quite obvious, but the film insists on pilling them on, and then explaining them.

But all that said, there are enough wonderful moments of acting to certainly make this watchable, and even worthwhile, even if it doesn't hit anywhere near the heights I was hoping for, after spending a long while tracking down a copy.

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