Misogynistic skirt chaser Don Juan falls for a convent girl.



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Complete credited cast:
Donna Isobel
Count Giano Donati (as Montague Love)
Duke Della Varnese (as Joseph Swickard)
Marchese Rinaldo
Marchesia Rinaldo
Mai - Lady in Waiting
Adriana della Varnese
Don Jose de Marana / Don Juan de Marana


If there was one thing that Don Juan de Marana learned from his father Don Jose, it was that women gave you three things - life, disillusionment and death. In his father's case it was his wife, Donna Isobel, and Donna Elvira who supplied the latter. Don Juan settled in Rome after attending the University of Pisa. Rome was run by the tyrannical Borgia family consisting of Caesar, Lucrezia and the Count Donati. Juan has his way with and was pursued by many women, but it is the one that he could not have that haunts him. It will be for her that he suffers the wrath of Borgia for ignoring Lucrezia and then killing Count Donati in a duel. For Adriana, they will both be condemned to death in the prison on the river Tigre. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Release Date:

19 February 1927 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don Juan - Der große Liebhaber  »

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(Turner library print)

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(Vitaphone) (musical score and sound effects)|

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1.33 : 1
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In the opening credits are "Inspired by the legend of the Greatest Lover of all Ages" and "A Warner Brothers Classic of the Screen". See more »


This story is set during the reign of HH Alexander VI (1492-1503); however, it features very prominently the present day Basilica of Saint Peter, whose building started during the reign of HH Julius II (1503-1513), and which was not finished until the 17th century. See more »


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8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw this at The Paramount Theater in Seattle with Dennis James at the organ. This is an excellent example of what Hollywood was doing so well at the time. The costumes and sets were outstanding, the cast was incredible—Mary Astor was truly archetypal, ethereal and believable as the swooning heroine, Barrymore at his best as a swashbuckling ladies man. This is both a complex story of the "Don Juan" syndrome and a story of suffering and redemption. Several incredible sequences including the horse-mounted sword fighting between Barrymore and a horde of pursuing soldiers at the climax. After which Juan and Adriana head "east" (into the rising sun?) for the safety of Don Juan's native Spain. Don't let others dissuade you, if you get the chance see this movie!

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