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27 Ratings

Man of La Mancha

Directed by Arthur Hiller
United States, Italy, 1972
Drama, Fantasy, Musical


The hit Broadway musical based on Miguel de Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote is brilliantly adapted for the screen by director Arthur Hiller. Peter O’Toole stars in the title role with James Coco as his devoted sidekick, Sancho Panza, and Sophia Loren.

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Man of La Mancha Directed by Arthur Hiller

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1973 | Nominee: Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation

National Board of Review

1972 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

Golden Globes (USA)

1973 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

What are people saying?

  • Eingya's rating of the film Man of La Mancha

    Great adaptation of the musical. Although the movie's cast singing voices have nothing on the original broadway cast Peter O'Toole makes it up in charisma. It was heavily criticized at the time, but watching it now I can't describe it in any other way that a really fun ride with some really solid acting performances and lots of great songs.

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