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The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)

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What do women want? Don Juan is aging. He's arrived secretly in Seville after a 20 year absence. His wife Dolores, whom he hasn't lived with in five years, still loves him. He refuses to ... See full summary »

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Antonita, a Dancer of Passionate Temperament
Bruce Winston ...
Manager of The Black Cat
Benita Hume ...
Dona Dolores, a Lady of Mystery
Gina Malo ...
Pepita, Another Dancer of Equal Temperament
Binnie Barnes ...
Rosita, a Maid Pure and Simple
Melville Cooper ...
Owen Nares ...
Antonio Martinez, an Actor as Actors Go
Heather Thatcher ...
Anna Dora, an Actress as Actresses Go
Diana Napier ...
A Lady of Sentiment
Joan Gardner ...
Carmen, a Young Lady of Romance
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Don Alfredo, Carmen's Poor Husband
Barry MacKay ...
Rodrigo, the Impostor, a Man of Romance (as Barry Mackay)
Claud Allister ...
The Duke, as Dukes Go (as Claude Allister)
Athene Seyler ...
Theresa, the Innkeeper, a Middle Aged Lady of Young Sentiment
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What do women want? Don Juan is aging. He's arrived secretly in Seville after a 20 year absence. His wife Dolores, whom he hasn't lived with in five years, still loves him. He refuses to see her; he fears the life of a husband. She has bought his debts and will remand him to jail for two years if he won't come to her. Meanwhile, an impostor is climbing the balconies of Seville claiming to be Don Juan. When a jealous husband kills him, the real Don Juan sees a way to avoid jail and get some peace. He hides as Captain Mariano in a small town. After six months, he's ready to return to society: can he measure up to the legend, will women find him attractive, and what about Doña Dolores? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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30 November 1934 (USA)  »

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'George Frank Rubens" wrote the words and music of a promotional song, "Don Juan" inspired by the film, published by Chappell in the UK in 1934. See more »

Quotes

The Impostor: Is it true he had eight hundred and fifty-seven affairs in three years?
Leporello: To be exact, nine hundred and three.
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Lengthy, humorous and accurate role descriptions are listed for each character in the opening credits. See more »

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Featured in Broken Flowers (2005) See more »

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If You Were Mine
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Composer unknown
Sung a cappella by Binnie Barnes
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When the legend becomes fact... retire.
30 August 2013 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Don Juan, the great lover, is now middle-aged and finds he no longer has the same appeal with the ladies. Meanwhile a young impostor keeps the Don Juan legend alive by kissing women all over town. When trying to make a comeback, the real Don Juan can't live up to his own legend.

This is a very funny movie and an interesting take on the Don Juan character. We see him forced to adhere to a strict diet, as his good looks are "his only asset", and balcony-climbing has become a chore. It's a tale about aging and clutching to one's youth.

The cast is great for this witty Alexander Korda film. Young Merle Oberon is very beautiful as a dancer whose celebrity profits from being kissed by the great Don Juan. Benita Hume is lovely as the one woman who understands Don Juan - his wife. And it's a rare treat to see Douglas Fairbanks Sr. in a sound film, playing Don Juan in what would be his final role. The movie's a lot of fun, and even the opening credits are full of wit.


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