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Don Quixote (1973)

A film adaptation of the Ludwig Minkus ballet, completely re-orchestrated and with additional music by John Lanchbery.
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Credited cast:
Robert Helpmann ... Don Quixote
Ray Powell Ray Powell ... Sancho Panza
Rudolf Nureyev ... Basilio
Francis Croese Francis Croese ... Lorenzo
Lucette Aldous Lucette Aldous ... Kitri / Dulcinea
Colin Peasley Colin Peasley ... Gamache
Marilyn Rowe Marilyn Rowe ... Street dancer / Queen of the Dryads
Kelvin Coe Kelvin Coe ... Espada
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Alder Alan Alder ... Gypsy Dancer
Ronald Bekker Ronald Bekker ... Gypsy King
Patricia Cox Patricia Cox ... Cupid
Julie da Costa Julie da Costa ... Gypsy Girl
Susan Dains Susan Dains ... Gypsy Queen
Joseph Janusaitis Joseph Janusaitis ... Matador
Tex McNeill Tex McNeill ... Matador (as Rex McNeill)
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A film adaptation of the Ludwig Minkus ballet, completely re-orchestrated and with additional music by John Lanchbery.

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This film was a collaboration between Robert Helpmann and Rudolph Nureyev, two of Margot Fonteyn's all-time favorite partners. She always remarked she did her best with them. See more »

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Referenced in Sir Robert Helpmann (1975) See more »

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Exquisite dancing captured on film
7 June 2001 | by lora64See all my reviews

This evening on tv I was fortunate to have my first viewing of the acclaimed 1973 ballet film, Don Quixote, and was completely enthralled. Usually I considered most ballets as rather monotonous gymnastics carried along by the music, but this one was definitely something far superior. Nureyev's lighthearted rendering of the Don Quixote tale was charming and quite funny at times, a nice departure from his more serious roles. There are not enough superlatives to describe the excellent dance sequences, you really have to see it for yourself. Robert Helpmann showed much insight into his role as the elderly Don, and gains our sympathy and compassion throughout. Humor abounds. Outstanding and very well done!


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1973 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Don Kişot See more »

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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.78 : 1
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