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Various projects -that never became...


Mandrake the Magician has fascinated actors and cineasti and several times have plans to carry him on to the screen. In the years 60's and 70's the names of Kirk Douglas were mention ,also the names of David Niven, Kevin Kline, Basil Rathbone (preferred from Lee Falk), Alain Delon (that it would have intentional Cassius Clay in the part of Lothar), but non of these plans came throught.

In 2002 Hyde Park Entertainment and Crusader Entertainment bought a Mandrake script written by Josh Oppenheimer and Tom Donnelly. This movie was to be produced by Ashok Armitraj and Howard Baldwin. But it is a long time since I have heard anything about this project.

Federico Fellini


At the international comic festival in Lucca, Fedrico Fellini get an agreement with Lee Falk to make a movie with Mandrake the Magician. He made some scenes, with Marcello Mastroianni as Mandrake and Claudia Cardinale in the role as Narda, but without succeeding making the movie.

Federico Fellini never gave up his hope to make a movie with Mandrake the Magician. And in "Intervista" a freewheeling autobiographical film from 1987 Mastroianni appears outside the office window dressed like Mandrake the Magician and waving a wand.

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