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Don Quichotte
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Release Date:
26 March 1933 (France) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Great film with a touching ending, superb music and a brilliant Chaliapin See more (3 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Georg Wilhelm Pabst 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alexandre Arnoux  dialogue
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra  novel "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha"
Paul Morand  screenplay
Georg Wilhelm Pabst  screenplay

Produced by
Georg Wilhelm Pabst .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jacques Ibert 
 
Cinematography by
Nicolas Farkas 
Paul Portier 
 
Film Editing by
Jean Oser  (as Hans Oser)
 
Art Direction by
Andrej Andrejew 
 
Costume Design by
Max Pretzfelder 
 
Production Management
Constantin Geftman .... production director
Constantin Geftman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean de Limur .... assistant director
John Farrow .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
J. Dell .... sound engineer
 
Other crew
Lotte Reiniger .... ombres chinoises
 

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Runtime:
73 min | France:82 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Soundtrack:
Chanson du départSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Great film with a touching ending, superb music and a brilliant Chaliapin, 17 May 2010
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

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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