The Young Rebel

  • 1967
  • Movie
  • M
  • Biography

Uninspired epic about the great Spanish novelist, dramatist, and poet, Cervantes, as a young man. Buchholz is the 16th-century hero who leaves his homeland, Spain, for Italy, where he becomes a soldier for the Pope and helps the Pope's emissary, Jourdan, in the church's war against the Moors in Spain. Gradually Buchholz wins prestige, while he falls in...read more

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Uninspired epic about the great Spanish novelist, dramatist, and poet, Cervantes, as a young man. Buchholz is the 16th-century hero who leaves his homeland, Spain, for Italy, where he becomes a soldier for the Pope and helps the Pope's emissary, Jourdan, in the church's war against the

Moors in Spain. Gradually Buchholz wins prestige, while he falls in love with courtesan Lollobrigida. They are separated, however, when the Pope orders the banishment of all prostitutes. Distressed, Buchholz endures the famous sea battle of Lepanto, in which he acquits himself with distinction. He

is then captured and imprisoned by Barbary pirates, and he is ransomed by Trinitarian friars. Overblown and overlong--but an interesting look at the author of Don Quixote before he settled down to write.

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