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El Greco (1966)

Approved | | Biography, Drama | 15 August 1966 (Italy)
16th-century Spain, the famed Italian painter El Greco journeys to Toledo to paint an altarpiece. Trouble ensues when he falls in love with a beautiful local girl.

Director:

Luciano Salce

Writers:

Guy Elmes, Massimo Franciosa (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Ferrer ... El Greco (Domenico Teotocopulo)
Rosanna Schiaffino ... Jeronima de las Cuevas
Adolfo Celi ... Don Miguel de las Cuevas
Mario Feliciani ... Nino de Guevara
Franco Giacobini Franco Giacobini ... Francisco
Renzo Giovampietro Renzo Giovampietro ... Brother Felix
Ángel Aranda ... Don Luis
Nino Crisman Nino Crisman ... Diego de Castillo
Gabriella Giorgelli ... Maria
Giulio Donnini Giulio Donnini ... Pignatelli
Fernando Rey ... Felipe II
Rafael Rivelles ... Marquis of Villena
John Karlsen ... Prosecutor
John Francis Lane John Francis Lane ... De Agueda
Rossana Martini Rossana Martini ... Zaida
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16th-century Spain, the famed Italian painter El Greco journeys to Toledo to paint an altarpiece. Trouble ensues when he falls in love with a beautiful local girl.

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Taglines:

The Lavish Courts of Spain...The Savage Torture of the Inquisition...The Treachery of Love...All Storming Across the Canvas of the Man Called El Greco See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | France | Spain

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

15 August 1966 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

El Greco See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The color schemes in this film were designed to resemble those in El Greco's paintings. See more »

Crazy Credits

20th Century Fox did not use their logo on this film. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the US, this film was shown with Mel Ferrer speaking his lines in English, and with several of the Italian actors mouthing their lines in English, but being dubbed by other actors. See more »

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Form of fado
19 May 2010 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

About an artist. And about a slice of Spain history. A love story and definition of art against prejudices. In same time,delicate description of stranger condition. A Hollywood production, with same recipes of "ad usum delphini" history, glamor and unhappy love, with a magnificent Mell Ferrer and sweet colors. Seed of nostalgia, chair for rediscover of past, few flavor of childhood, with great heroes and nice adventures, "El Greco" is form of a fado. Portrait of an era, circle of magic gestures and hope, victory of a not-yet born Don Quijote. It is not a masterpiece. But it is more that. An escape. And lucky coin. Window. To a world who believes in everyone.


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