Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha (1972)

Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren and James Coco dream 'The Impossible Dream' in...

  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
  • Release Date: 1972-12-12
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 50 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: PEA
  • Production Country: United States of America, Italy
  • Director: Arthur Hiller
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In the sixteenth century, Miguel de Cervantes, poet, playwright, and part-time actor, has been arrested, together with his manservant, by the Spanish Inquisition. They are accused of presenting an entertainment offensive to the Inquisition. Inside the huge dungeon into which they have been cast, the other prisoners gang up on Cervantes and his manservant, and begin a mock trial, with the intention of stealing or burning his possessions. Cervantes wishes to desperately save a manuscript he carries with him and stages, with costumes, makeup, and the participation of the other prisoners, an unusual defense--the story of Don Quixote.

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  • Peter O'Toole

    as Don Quixote De La Mancha / Miguel de Cervantes / Alonso Quijana
  • Sophia Loren

    as Dulcinea / Aldonza
  • James Coco

    as Sancho Panza / Cervantes' Manservant
  • Ian Richardson

    as The Padre
  • Harry Andrews

    as The Innkeeper / The Governor
  • John Castle

    as Sanson Carrasco / The Duke
  • Brian Blessed

    as Pedro
  • Julie Gregg

    as Antonia Quijana
  • Rosalie Crutchley

    as The Housekeeper
  • Gino Conforti

    as The Barber
  • Marne Maitland

    as Captain of the Guard
  • Dorothy Sinclair

    as The Innkeeper's Wife
  • Miriam Acevedo

    as Fermina
  • Dominic Barto

    as Muleteer
  • Poldo Bendandi

    as Muleteer
  • Peppi Borza

    as Muleteer
  • Mario Donen

    as Muleteer
  • Paolo Gozlino

    as Muleteer
  • Teddy Green

    as Muleteer
  • Gustavo De Nardo

    as Muleteer
Production Alberto Grimaldi Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Charles E. Parker Makeup Artist
Production Maude Spector Casting
Camera Giuseppe Rotunno Director of Photography
Editing Robert C. Jones Editor
Production Saul Chaplin Associate Producer
Directing Arthur Hiller Director
Production Arthur Hiller Producer
Writing Dale Wasserman Screenplay
Writing Miguel de Cervantes Author
Writing Joe Darion Lyricist
Costume & Make-Up Amalia Paoletti Hairstylist
Sound Mitch Leigh Songs
Costume & Make-Up Euclide Santoli Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ada Palombi Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Ramon Gow Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Giuseppe Annunziata Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Luciano Damiani Costume Design