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Don Quixote -- Over the course of his lifetime, the legendary director Orson Welles (1915-1985) was forced to leave many of his grander movie-making projects unfinished, generally for want of sustained financial backing. Each successive unfinished effort generated buzz throughout the worshipful film community that only served to brighten the luster of his legend.

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Writers:
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra (novel)
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Release Date:
10 November 2005 (Portugal) See more »
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Plot:
The story of a Spanish gentlemen gone mad and his dim-witted squire sancho panza, who set forth on a journey to right wrongs and accomplish good deeds in the name of chivalry. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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

Akim Tamiroff ... Sancho Panza (archive footage)

Orson Welles ... Himself (archive footage)
Pepe Mediavilla ... Don Quixote (voice) (as José Mediavilla)
Juan Carlos Ordóñez ... Sancho Panza (voice) (as Juan C. Ordóñez)
Constantino Romero ... Narrator (voice)
Paola Mori ... Woman on Motorscooter (archive footage)
Juan Serrano ... (archive footage)
Beatrice Welles ... (archive footage) (as Beatriz Welles)

Oja Kodar ... (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Fernando Rey ... Closing Scene Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Orson Welles (original footage)
 
Writing credits
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra (novel "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha") (as Miguel de Cervantes)

Javier Mina (dialogue adaptation) and
Jesús Franco (dialogue adaptation) (as Jess Franco)

Orson Welles  uncredited

Produced by
Patxi Irigoyen .... producer
Oja Kodar .... associate producer
Francisco Lara Polop .... producer: original footage (as Francisco Lara)
Alessandro Tasca .... producer: original footage
 
Original Music by
Daniel White  (as Daniel J. White)
 
Cinematography by
Juan Manuel de la Chica (original footage) (as Juan Manuel de Lachica)
José García Galisteo (original footage)
Manuel Mateos (original footage)
Ricardo Navarrete (original footage)
Edmond Richard (original footage)
Giorgio Tonti (original footage)
 
Film Editing by
Fatima Michalczik 
Lina Romay  (as Rosa M. Almirall)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jesús Franco .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ian Sasplugas .... sound
Àngels Serrano .... sound
Joan Vidal .... sound technician
 
Special Effects by
Geny Jack .... special effects: new version
Dolores Olivé .... special effects: new version
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marina Rodríguez .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jesús Franco .... editing director (as Jess Franco)
Jesús Franco .... post-production (as Jess Franco)
Peter Katzenmajer .... image processing
Maurizio Lucidi .... editor: original footage (as Mauricio Lucidi)
Renzo Lucidi .... editor: original footage
Peter Parasheles .... editor: original footage (as Peter Pareshelles)
Alberto Valenzuela .... editor: original footage
Irah Wohl .... editor: original footage
 
Music Department
Daniel White .... conductor (as Daniel J. White)
 
Other crew
Jesús Franco .... supervising director
Oja Kodar .... general supervisor
Juan A. Pedrosa .... general administrator
 
Thanks
Enrique Balmaseda .... special thanks
Suzanne Cloutier .... thanks
Juan Cobos .... thanks
José Ignacio Ezquieta .... special thanks
Carlos Franco .... special thanks
Maria Hedstrom .... thanks
Jim Herzog .... thanks
Ainhoa Jauregui .... thanks
Antonio Liza .... special thanks
Aurora Marquez .... special thanks (as Aurora Márquez)
Curra Márquez .... special thanks
Carmen Peralta .... special thanks
Tako Pezonaga .... special thanks
José María Prado .... special thanks
Fernando Rey .... very special thanks
Esteve Riambau .... thanks
Ángeles Ruiz .... thanks
J. Gabino Sáiz .... 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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Runtime:
116 min | Spain:111 min
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Did You Know?

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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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Referenced in Ed Wood (1994)See more »

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8 out of 14 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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