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Don Quichotte (I) (1933)

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The French version of G.W.Pabst's monumental three-language (English, French and German - separate versions each) filming of Cervantes' classic novel. The German version seems to be lost, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Feodor Chaliapin Sr. ...
Dorville ...
René Donnio ...
Carrasco (as Donnio)
Renée Valliers ...
Mady Berry ...
Mireille Balin ...
Jean de Limur ...
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Gypsy King (as Wladimir Sokoloff)
Charles Martinelli ...
The Chief of Police
Arlette Marchal ...
Genica Athanasiou ...
The maid
Léon Larive ...
Innkeeper
Pierre Labry ...
Innkeeper
Louis Mafer ...
(as Mafer)
Charles Léger
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The French version of G.W.Pabst's monumental three-language (English, French and German - separate versions each) filming of Cervantes' classic novel. The German version seems to be lost, but it is spoken of in three books, "The Film Till Now", and two of Pauline Kael's books of movie criticism. Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno <a.moreno@mindspring.com>

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26 March 1933 (France)  »

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Dom Quixote  »

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In 1980, Arlette Marchal remembered that the cast and crew had taken such pity on the skinny horse chosen to be Don Quixote's steed, that they fed it to the point that it looked almost fat when the time came to shoot its scenes. So the make up person had to paint white streaks on its ribs and that did the trick. See more »

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Chanson de Sancho
Music by Jacques Ibert
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Great film with a touching ending, superb music and a brilliant Chaliapin
17 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Don Quichotte is quite simply a great film, that has a lot going for it. I saw the film in all three of its versions, and while all three of them are well done on their own terms, the French one I feel is the most effective, but the English lyrics are wonderfully poetic. The only real problem is that some scenes are a little jumpy and perhaps the film is a little too short, but other than that it is fine. Being a fan of the great Russian bass Chaliapin and a lover of the legendary story by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, I wanted to see Don Quichotte after seeing a part of it featured on the outstanding documentary The Art of Singing:Golden Voices of the 20th Century, and after finally seeing the film I was not disappointed.

The visuals here are stunning, with some truly effective framing scenes and the effects of light and shade. The scenery and costumes are also really authentic and don't look fake. The music is absolutely superb, the score is a gem, and the lyrics are simply wonderful. The dialogue is very good, as is the direction and staging. The ending is very effective, beautiful and touching, the story is very coherent and the performances are really good. Chaliapin practically becomes Don Quichotte here, I do agree that his French is marginally better than his English and I do prefer his Boris(where he practically is the Russian tsar), but he has a towering presence and a robust singing voice. Dorville, Rene Donnio, Renee Valliers and Jean de Limur all give great supporting turns, but it is Chaliapin's show all the way.

Overall, this is a great underrated film with many good things about it. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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