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Monsignor Quixote 

In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene, Quixote is an old Spanish village priest who travels through Spain with his friend, Sancho, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Rodney Bennett

Writers:

Graham Greene (novel), Christopher Neame
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Guinness ... Father Quixote
Leo McKern ... Sancho Zancas
Ian Richardson ... Bishop of Motopo
Graham Crowden ... The Bishop
Maurice Denham ... Senor Diego
Philip Stone ... Father Leopoldo
Rosalie Crutchley ... Teresa
Valentine Pelka ... Father Herrera
Don Fellows ... Professor Pilbeam
Gareth Kirkland Gareth Kirkland ... Paco
Clive Merrison ... Shop Assistant
Roland Oliver Roland Oliver ... Stout Guardia
Carl Forgione Carl Forgione ... Second Guardia
Peter Gale Peter Gale ... Undertaker
Colin Haigh Colin Haigh ... Guardia by River
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Storyline

In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene, Quixote is an old Spanish village priest who travels through Spain with his friend, Sancho, the village's mayor and his car called Rocinante. On their way he has to master the same adventures as his ancestor. Written by Robert Zeithammel <zeit@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Euston Films, KQED See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ian Richardson and Rosalie Crutchley, who appear respectively in this film as a bishop and Father Quixote's housekeeper, played similar roles in another Don Quixote film, "Man of La Mancha". In that film, Richardson played the village priest and Rosalie Crutchley his housekeeper. See more »

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A Must See
14 July 2005 | by sheena1959See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. Very true to the book. Alec Guiness and Leo McKern are magic together. I will never forget the Monsignor's explanation of the Holy Trinity and the "sin" he committed. Still have trouble believing two elderly men could drink so much and get around, but that's Spain for you. A little odd how it was set in Spain but everyone was so blatantly British. A gentle, warm-hearted movie. If you enjoy the works of Graham Greene you have to see this.

NOTE for North Americans: I had trouble getting a copy and had to order from England then get past the whole DVD region restrictions nonsense, but finally was able to watch it.


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