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Don Juan (1926)

Passed | | Adventure, Romance | 19 February 1927 (USA)
Misogynistic skirt chaser Don Juan falls for a convent girl.

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Donna Isobel
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Leandro
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Count Giano Donati (as Montague Love)
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Duke Della Varnese (as Joseph Swickard)
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Pedrillo
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Marchesia Rinaldo
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Mai - Lady in Waiting
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Adriana della Varnese
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Don Jose de Marana / Don Juan de Marana
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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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Adventure | Romance

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19 February 1927 (USA)  »

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Don Juan - Der große Liebhaber  »

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(Turner library print)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Barrymore's costume when he meets Lucrezia Borgia (Estelle Taylor) was previously worn by Barrymore in the 1919 Broadway play 'The Jest'. See more »

Goofs

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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Cesare Borgia: While the mistress waits - our Spaniard dallies with the maid.
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Featured in Hollywood: The Golden Years (1961) See more »

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Historically relevant popcorn movie
9 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fun film. It has a charismatic lead in John Barrymore, a deliciously evil villains in Estelle Taylor and Montagu Love, and a beautiful young Mary Astor as the ingénue who cures Don Juan of his skirt chasing ways. There's lots of ardent love scenes and swashbuckling action a la Douglas Fairbanks.

The sets and costumes are strange, a bizarre mix of 16th century fashion and art deco. The women sport kiss curls and cupid bow mouths. Modern viewers unused to a thing known as historical context will no doubt laugh at the heavily made up men (especially Don Juan's sidekick; he seems to be wearing more lipstick than Estelle Taylor.) All in all, a good time for silent film fans.


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