Man of La Mancha (1972)

35mm film, 70mm film, colour (by DeLuxe), 1.85:1, 2.20:1 [70mm blow-up]
stereo, 70mm 6-track, English

An American musical fantasy film directed by Arthur Hiller.

Plot Summary

The story of , his squire Sancho Panza and their strange adventures, including a fight with a windmill that the locals believe t be a dragon.


Directed by: Arthur Hiller
© United Artists Corporation MCMLXXII [1972]
An Arthur Hiller film. Produced by PEA Produzioni Europee Associate
Executive Producer: Alberto Grimaldi
Produced by: Arthur Hiller
Associate Producer: Saul Chaplin
Screen Play by: Dale Wasserman
Based on the Musical Play Written by: Dale Wasserman
Photographed by: Giuseppe Rotunno
Edited by: Robert C. Jones
Music by: Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by: Joe Darion
Sound by: David Hildyard, Richard Portman
Costumes by: Luciano Damiani
Makeup: Charles Parker, Euclide Santoli, Giuseppe Annunziata
Hairdressing: Amalia Paoletti, Ramon Gow, Ada Palombi
Special Effects: Adriano Pischiutta
Sets by: Luciano Damiani
Choreography by: Gillian Lynne
Casting by: Maude Spector
Produced at: Dino De Laurentiis Studios, Rome

Peter O'Toole (Don Quixote de La Mancha/Miguel Cervantes/Alonso Quijana)
Sophia Loren (Dulcinea/Aldonza)
James Coco (Sancho Panza)
Harry Andrews (the innkeeper/the governor)
John Castle (Sanson Carrasco/The Duke)
Brian Blessed (Pedro)
Ian Richardson (the padre)
Julie Gregg (Antonia)
Rosalie Crutchley (the housekeeper)
Gino Conforti (the barber)
Marne Maitland (Captain of the Guard)
Dorothy Sinclair (the innkeeper's wife)
Miriam Acevedo (Fermina)
Dominic Bartó, Poldo Bendandi, Peppi Borza, Mario Donen, Fred Evans, Francesco Ferrini, Paolo Gozlino, Teddy Green, Peter Johnston, Roy Jones, Connel Miles, Steffen Zacharias, Lou Zamprogna (the muleteers)


British National Film Catalogue vol.14 1976) p.135
Filmfacts vol.15 no.24 (1972) pp.617-620
Films and Filming vol.19 no.5 (February 1973) pp.48-49
The Hollywood Reporter vol.220 no.11 (25 February 1972) p.13 – credits
The Hollywood Reporter vol.224 no.4 (30 November 1972) p.6
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.40 no.469 (February 1973) p.31
Music from the Movies no.21 (Autumn 1998) p.17 soundtrack review (Film music review by John Williams)
Variety 6 December 1972 p.16