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  1. William Tell (German: Wilhelm Tell, German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈtɛl] ()) is a drama written by Friedrich Schiller in 1804.The story focuses on the legendary Swiss marksman William Tell as part of the greater Swiss struggle for independence from the Habsburg Empire in the early 14th century.

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    According to Tschudi's account, William Tell was known as a strong man, a mountain climber, and an expert shot with the crossbow. In his time, the House of Habsburg emperors of Austria were seeking to dominate Uri, and Tell became one of the conspirators of Werner Stauffacher who vowed to resist Habsburg rule.

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  4. William Tell (French: Guillaume Tell; Italian: Guglielmo Tell) is a French-language opera in four acts by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini to a libretto by Victor-Joseph Étienne de Jouy and L. F. Bis, based on Friedrich Schiller's play Wilhelm Tell, which, in turn, drew on the William Tell legend.

  5. The Legend of William Tell is a 16-part television fantasy/drama series produced in 1998 by Cloud 9 Productions in New Zealand.The basic premise of the series — a crossbow-wielding rebel defies a corrupt governor — and the name of the title character were adopted from the traditional story, but the series was set in a fantasy world and featured supernatural themes.

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    Flynn said after a fight with Jack Warner he decided "The hell with them all. I will go to Italy and make my own pictures. I will make a mint and show these guys I don’t need them or their studio... I had in mind a certain story on which I figured I might make between ten and twenty millions." Flynn decided to make a version of the William Tell story which he would produce with Barry Mahon.He went into partnership with a group of Italians and budgeted the film at $860,000 - each side would co...


    Actress Vira Silenti was cast as "Mary" but later replaced by Waltraut Haas. Filming started in June and took place on the slopes among Mont Blanc above Courmayeur in the Acosta Valley. In Cardiff's assistant was Giorgio Pastina who had directed an Italian version of William Tell starring Gino Cervi a number of years previously.

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    Production ceased in September when the project ran out of funds and creditors seized sets and camera equipment.He later said "when it was one third finished the backers pulled out; the money was cut off." In September 1953 a court in Aosta ordered property held by two companies, one of them Junior Films headed by Flynn, be seized to satisfy creditors claims. The property included cameras and materials including the negatives of the picture. They also took possession of Errol Flynn's car and...

    A little more than a minute of footage was shown on Turner Classic Moviesin 2005 as part of a documentary on Flynn. The surviving thirty minutes of footage exists, but it’s whereabouts are currentl...
    The model ski resort was turned into a real ski resort that uses the film's production to lure tourists in every year, and is still active today.
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  6. William Tell is a drama written by Friedrich Schiller in 1804. The story focuses on the legendary Swiss marksman William Tell as part of the greater Swiss struggle for independence from the Habsburg Empire in the early 14th century. Gioachino Rossini's four-act opera Guillaume Tell was written to a French adaptation of Schiller's play.

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