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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:
... Don Quixote
Ray Powell ... Sancho Panza
... Basilio
Francis Croese ... Lorenzo
Lucette Aldous ... Kitri / Dulcinea
Colin Peasley ... Gamache
Marilyn Rowe ... Street dancer / Queen of the Dryads
Kelvin Coe ... Espada
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Alder ... Gypsy Dancer
Ronald Bekker ... Gypsy King
Patricia Cox ... Cupid
Julie da Costa ... Gypsy Girl
Susan Dains ... Gypsy Queen
Joseph Janusaitis ... Matador
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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19 July 1973 (Australia)  »

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Don Kisot  »

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1.78 : 1
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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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Exquisite dancing captured on film
7 June 2001 | by See 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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