The Young Rebel


1h 59m 1969

Film Details

Also Known As
Cervantes, Le avventure e gli amori di Miguel Cervantes, Les aventures extraordinaires de Cervantes
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Prisma Film; Procinex; Protor Film
Distribution Company
American International Pictures; Commonwealth United Entertainment, Inc.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the book Cervantes by Bruno Frank (Amsterdam, 1934).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

In the 16th century, Pope Pius IV sends his emissary, Cardinal Acquaviva, and an enthusiastic young assistant, Miguel de Cervantes, to gain support from Philip II of Spain against the aggressive Moors. The mission is successful, and Philip promises to provide troops to aid the Holy League. Cervantes' first duty upon returning to Rome is to serve as escort for the visiting Arab envoy, Hassam Bey; and despite their differences, Hassam and Cervantes gain respect for each other. Cervantes quits the assignment when he learns that his Arab friend is being deceived in his negotiations with Acquaviva. Meanwhile, Cervantes meets and falls in love with Giulia, a beautiful Roman courtesan, but they are separated when Pope Pius delivers an edict ordering all prostitutes to leave Rome. Disillusioned, Cervantes joins his brother Rodrigo to fight in the sea battle of Lepanto and is honored for bravery. He sees Giulia for the last time as he recovers from battle wounds at a Messina hospital. On the voyage home, Cervantes and Rodrigo are captured by Arab pirates and taken to Algiers where Rodrigo is sent to work in the quarries and Cervantes is tortured. They are released months later when Hassam becomes governor of Algiers. With Rodrigo, Cervantes plans to free the Christian slaves, but their uprising fails. The brothers are about to be executed when they are unexpectedly ransomed by the slaves and returned to Spain.

Film Details

Also Known As
Cervantes, Le avventure e gli amori di Miguel Cervantes, Les aventures extraordinaires de Cervantes
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Prisma Film; Procinex; Protor Film
Distribution Company
American International Pictures; Commonwealth United Entertainment, Inc.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on the book Cervantes by Bruno Frank (Amsterdam, 1934).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Spain. Opened in Paris in March 1968 as Les aventures extraordinaires de Cervantes at 90 min; in Madrid in September 1968 as Cervantes at 90 min; in Italy as Le avventure e gli amori di Miguel Cervantes. Produced in 70mm Totalscope. Copyrighted in the U. S. as Cervantes.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1969

Released in USA in 35mm prints.

dubbed

Totalscope.

Shot in 65mm.

Released in United States 1969