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Adventures of Don Quixote (1933)

Don Quixote (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 23 December 1934 (USA)
In Spain, in the sixteenth century, an elderly gentleman named Don Quixote has gone mad from reading too many books on chivalry. Proclaiming himself a knight, he sets out with his squire, ... See full summary »

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Georg Wilhelm Pabst (as G.W. Pabst)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Feodor Chaliapin Sr. ... Don Quixote (as Feodor Chaliapine)
George Robey ... Sancho Panza
Oscar Asche Oscar Asche ... Captain of Police
René Donnio René Donnio ... Carrasco (as Donnio)
Frank Stanmore Frank Stanmore ... Priest
Miles Mander ... The Duke of Fallanga
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Gypsy King (as Walter Patch)
Sidney Fox ... Maria, the niece
Emily Fitzroy ... Sancho Panza's wife
Renée Valliers Renée Valliers ... Dulcinea (as Renee Valliers)
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Storyline

In Spain, in the sixteenth century, an elderly gentleman named Don Quixote has gone mad from reading too many books on chivalry. Proclaiming himself a knight, he sets out with his squire, Sancho Panza, to reform the world and revive the age of chivalry, choosing a slut to be his noble lady Dulcinea. He mistakes inns for castles, a play about chivalry for the real thing, flocks of sheep for armies, convicts for wronged prisoners, and windmills for giants. While he and Sancho are off on their adventures, his niece, her fiancee, and the local priest think up a strategy to get him back home. Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Nelson Film, Vandor Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In Orson Welles documentary, The Filming of 'The Trial', he claims that Michael Salkind produced this version of Don Quixote, which he calls 'Don Quixote of Chaliapin'. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the 1990s, Eklipse Records released a videocassette featuring both English and French versions of this film. The video runs a total of 120 minutes, with each version of the film clocking in at 60 minutes. On the video, the English version omits the moment in which Don Quixote's niece pleads for him not to leave, as well as the brief moments in which the housekeeper finds that Don Quixote has gone, and in which Sancho Panza escapes his pursuing wife. These scenes can be seen in the French version. However, the French version has no subtitles, at least not on videocassette. The English and French versions of the film have both recently been released on DVD. See more »

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Version of Tskhovreba Don Kikhotisa da Sancho Panchosi (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Chanson du départ
Music by Jacques Ibert
Sung by Feodor Chaliapin Sr.
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Chaliapun versus the Windmills
30 October 2014 | by cstotlar-1See all my reviews

Any excuse to hear Chaliapin sing is worth the listen and the watch. Also, it was great pleasure to see Pabst take on such a task in English. His camera never missed a beat and the scenery was magnificent. There are the things to object about as brought up by sever reviewers. It's true that Chaliapin's English was not good. He probably learned his lines phonetically. I've coached several singers in my time and it does sound like that. The music, by Jacques Ibert. was really quite good throughout and the players around Quixote himself were truly fine. This is a film for the history books - Pabst meets Chaliapin meets Ibert meet Cervantes meet the English language. They all win, but we do have to listen very carefully to the English. It is on the border of comprehension at times.


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