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Orson Welles
Jesús Franco (additional dialogue in new edition)
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After reading too many novels about knights and heroic stories, Don Quijote and his servant Sancho Panza... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Francisco Reiguera ... Don Quijote (archive footage)

Akim Tamiroff ... Sancho Panza

Orson Welles ... Himself (in new version) (archive footage)
Pepe Mediavilla ... Don Quixote (in new version) (voice) (as José Mediavilla)
Juan Carlos Ordóñez ... Sancho Panza (in new version) (voice)
Constantino Romero ... Narrator (in new version) (voice)

Fernando Rey ... Closing Scene Narrator (in new version) (voice)
Paola Mori
Beatrice Welles
Oja Kodar
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Directed by
Orson Welles 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra  novel "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha"
Jesús Franco  additional dialogue in new edition
Javier Mina  dialogue adaptation in new edition
Orson Welles 

Produced by
Óscar Dancigers .... producer
Patxi Irigoyen .... producer: new version
Francisco Lara Polop .... producer (as Francisco Lara)
Juan A. Pedrosa .... associate producer
Alessandro Tasca .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniel White 
 
Cinematography by
Juan Manuel de la Chica 
Jack Draper 
José García Galisteo 
Manuel Mateos 
Ricardo Navarrete 
Edmond Richard 
Giorgio Tonti 
 
Film Editing by
Jesús Franco (new version)
Maurizio Lucidi (original version)
Renzo Lucidi (original version)
Peter Parasheles (original version)
Alberto Valenzuela (original version)
Irah Wohl (original version)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jesús Franco .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ian Sasplugas .... sound: new version
Hermes Serrano .... supervising sound editor
Ángel Serrano .... sound: new version
Joan Vidal .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Geny Jack .... special effects: new version
Dolores Olivé .... special effects: new version
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marina Rodríguez .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Other crew
Jesús Franco .... supervising director
Oja Kodar .... general supervisor: new version
 
Thanks
Juan Cobos .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Don Quijote de Orson Welles" - Spain (original title)
"Orson Welles' Don Quixote" - USA (complete title)
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116 min | Spain:111 min
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Unlike other unfinished Orson Welles films, Don Quixote's incomplete state was not because of lack of finances. Welles always considered his Don Quixote a "private exercise". Or as he put it, he worked on it like an author works on a novel; under no obligations, no time constraints, and could finish it whenever he feels like it.See more »
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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A curiosity at best, 28 December 2002
Author: insomnia from Australia

Only when one hear Welles narration on the soundtrack of this dog's dinner of a film, does one get a tiny glimpse of what Welles might have been able to achieve in bringing "Don Quixote" to the screen. From what I saw last night on DVD (purchased by a friend recently in Spain!), my guess is that "Don Quixote" is unfilmable, even by a genius like Welles. The 'director', Jess Franco', is no Welles, to be sure. Where and how Franco got his hands on this footage, is as mysterious as Welles himself. Apparently shot over a number of years, the assembled footage, is a mish mash of stills, unrelated footage, an out-of-sync sound track (scenes of Welles in a car shooting footage like an enthusiastic tourist), and ludicrously dubbed American voices, makes this just a slice of arcane interest. In summary, it was 'interesting' to see, but at the end of the day, it manages to tarnish Welle's reputation, rather than enhance it. Still, with 'Citizen Kane', the truncated "Magnificent Ambersons", & "Chimes At Midnight", to his credit, Welles really doesn't need this kind of 'tribute'.

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