Don Quixote (1957 film)

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Don Quixote
Don Quixote 1957 poster.jpg
1957 film poster by Vladimir Kononov
Directed by Grigori Kozintsev
Written by Miguel de Cervantes
Yevgeni Shvarts
Starring Nikolai Cherkasov
Yuri Tolubeyev
Music by Gara Garayev
Cinematography Apollinari Dudko
Andrei Moskvin
Edited by Ye. Makhankova
Distributed by Lenfilm
Release date
  • 15 October 1957 (1957-10-15)
Running time
110 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Don Quixote (Russian: Дон Кихот, translit. Don Kikhot) is a 1957 Soviet drama film directed by Grigori Kozintsev. It is based on Evgeny Shvartz's stage adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes's novel of the same name. It was entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It opened in the United States in 1961, beginning its U.S. run on 20 January.[2]

The film was exhibited in the mid-1960s by Australian University film clubs receiving the productions of Sovexportfilm. It was the first film version of Don Quixote to be filmed in both widescreen and color.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Don Quixote". Retrieved 8 February 2009. 
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