Man of La Mancha
- Original title
Man of La Mancha
- Running time
- 132 min.
- United States
Dale Wasserman (Novel: Miguel de Cervantes)
Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco, Harry Andrews, John Castle, Brian Blessed, Ian Richardson, Julie Gregg, Rosalie Crutchley, Gino Conforti, Marne Maitland, Dorothy Sinclair
Produzioni Europee Associati (PEA)
Musical. Adventure. Drama. Comedy
- Movie Groups
Miguel de Cervantes Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Song of la OST
: 2 Nominations Golden Globes: Actor (O'Toole) - Musical/Comedy, Supp. actor (Coco)
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