El Greco (1966 film)

El Greco is a 1966 Italian drama film and biography of the painter El Greco directed by Luciano Salce and starring Mel Ferrer and Rosanna Schiaffino.[2]

El Greco
Film poster
Directed byLuciano Salce
Written byGuy Elmes
Massimo Franciosa
Juan García Atienza
Luigi Magni
Produced byAlfredo Bini
Mel Ferrer
StarringMel Ferrer
CinematographyLeonida Barboni
Edited byNino Baragli
Music byEnnio Morricone
Arco Film
Distributed by20th Century Fox (France)
Release dates
  • 15 August 1966 (1966-08-15) (Italy)
  • 9 May 1967 (1967-05-09) (France)
Running time
95 minutes



It was Mel Ferrer's first film as producer. According to Ferrer, the film cost $800,000 which he felt was modest considering the film was in color and was the first movie allowed to shoot at Toledo Cathedral.[1]


According to Fox records, the film needed to earn $1,300,000 in rentals to break even and made $1,675,000, meaning it made a profit.[3]


  1. ^ a b "'Cabriola,' Vehicle for Ferrer, Marisol by A.H. Weiler". The New York Times. 6 December 1964: X13.
  2. ^ Crowther, Bosley (2007). "El Greco (1966)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 11 December 2007. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  3. ^ Silverman, Stephen M (1988). The Fox That Got Away: The Last Days of the Zanuck Dynasty at Twentieth Century-Fox. L. Stuart. p. 325.

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