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MAN OF LA MANCHA One Sheet Movie Poster Peter O'Toole Sophia Loren

Price: AUD $35.00
Brand: VICTORIAN SHED
EXCEPTIONALLY RARE Original hand litho Australian one sheet 27" x 40" folded as issued fine - very fine condition (see enlarged photo).
 
This poster comes from a collection of movie posters recently discovered in an old shed on a farm in country Victoria. The posters range from 1930s - 1960s and cover a wide range of genres and styles. Condition varies on the posters as they were not stored with care but linen backing would address any issues that they may have.
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Man of La Mancha (1972)

Directed by Arthur Hiller.

With Sophia Loren, James Coco, Peter O'Toole, Harry Andrews, John Castle, Ian Richardson, Brian Blessed, Rosalie Crutchley, Gino Conforti, Peter O'Toole, Harry Andrews, John Castle, James Coco, Julie Gregg

Man of La Mancha is a 1972 film adaptation of the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. The musical was suggested by the classic novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, but more directly based on Wasserman's 1959 non-musical television play, I, Don Quixote, which combines a semi-fictional episode from the life of Cervantes with scenes from his novel.
The film was financed by an Italian production company, Produzioni Europee Associates, and shot in Rome. However, it is entirely in English, and all of its principal actors except for Sophia Loren are either British or American. The film was released by United Artists. It is known in Italy as L'Uomo della Mancha.
The film was produced and directed by Arthur Hiller, and stars Peter O'Toole as both Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote, James Coco as both Cervantes' Manservant and Don Quixote's "squire" Sancho Panza, and Sophia Loren as scullery maid and prostitute Aldonza, whom the delusional Don Quixote idolizes as Dulcinea. Gillian Lynne, who later choreographed Cats, staged the choreography for the film.
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