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Don Kikhot (1957)

PG | | Drama | 20 January 1961 (USA)
Senor Quexana has read so many books on chivalry that he believes that he is the knight Don Quixote de la Mancha. So Don Quixote sets off on his horse, accompanied by his squire Sancho ... See full summary »

Director:

Grigoriy Kozintsev
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolay Cherkasov ... Don Quixote de la Mancha / Alonso Quixano (as N. Cherkasov)
Yuriy Tolubeev ... Sancho Panza (as Yu. Tolubeyev)
Serafima Birman ... Ekonomka (as S. Birman)
Svetlana Grigoreva Svetlana Grigoreva ... plemyannitsa Don Quijota
Vladimir Maksimov Vladimir Maksimov ... Svyashchennik (as V. Maksimov)
Viktor Kolpakov ... Tsyryulnik (as V. Kolpakov)
Lyudmila Kasyanova ... Aldonsa - Dulcinea del Toboso (as L. Kasyanova)
Tamilla Agamirova ... Altisidora (as T. Agamirova)
Georgiy Vitsin ... Sanson Carrasco (as G. Vitsin)
Bruno Frejndlikh ... Gertsog (as V. Freindlich)
Lidiya Vertinskaya Lidiya Vertinskaya ... Gertsoginya (as LL. Vertinskaya)
Galina Volchek ... Maritornes (as G. Volchek)
Olga Vikladt ... Krestyanka (as O. Vikland)
Aleksandr Benyaminov ... Pastukh (as A. Beniaminov)
S. Tsomayev S. Tsomayev ... Andres - pastushonok
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Senor Quexana has read so many books on chivalry that he believes that he is the knight Don Quixote de la Mancha. So Don Quixote sets off on his horse, accompanied by his squire Sancho Panza on a mule, to perform valiant deeds. They mistakenly save the Lady Altisidora who is so amused that she invites them to visit the Duke to provide some merriment at court. Among other deeds, Don Quixote frees some prisoners, who then turn upon him, and Don Quixote attacks a windmill that he imagines is a monstrous wizard. Written by Will Gilbert

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Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at the request of the U.S. Department of State in connection with the Cultural Exchange Agreement with the Soviet Union. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

When each opening credit appears, it is wiped away by the animated sail of a windmill, in a somewhat similar manner to the opening credits to "Man of La Mancha" (1972). See more »

Connections

Version of Don Quijote (1908) See more »

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definitive quixote on film
28 February 2003 | by jimi99See all my reviews

This Russian film of the late 50's is the definitive cinematic version of Cervantes' masterpiece, featuring the great star Nikolai Cherkasov in the lead. It is available on VHS and should be sought out by all true film buffs.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

20 January 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don Quixote See more »

Filming Locations:

Crimea, Ukraine

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Color (Sovcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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