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The Private Life of Don Juan -- What do women want? Don Juan is aging. He's arrived secretly in Seville after a 20 year absence. His wife Dolores...
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30 November 1934 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Quite good See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Douglas Fairbanks ... Don Juan

Merle Oberon ... 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 ... Leporello
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

Gibson Gowland ... 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
Hindle Edgar ... A Jealous Husband
Natalie Paley ... Jealous Husband's Poor Wife
Patricia Hilliard ... The Girl at the Castle, a Young Girl in Love
Lawrence Grossmith ... Pedo, Uncle of the Castle Girl, Who Knows Better
Clifford Heatherley ... Pedro, Don Juan's Young Masseur
Morland Graham ... Hector, Don Juan's Cook
Edmund Breon ... Cardona, the Playwright, as Playwrights Go
Betty Hamilton ... First Tired Businessman's Wife

Rosita Garcia ... Second Tired Businessman's Wife
John Brownlee ... Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Flora Robson ... Undetermined Role (scenes deleted)
Veronica Brady ... Mistress (uncredited)
Annie Esmond ... Dolores' Duenna (uncredited)
William Heughan ... Statue (uncredited)
Miki Hood ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Nancy Jones ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Toto Koopman ... Actress (uncredited)

Elsa Lanchester ... Maid (uncredited)
Natalie Lelong ... Second Wife (uncredited)
Mitchelson-Hill ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Hay Petrie ... Golden Pheasant Manager (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Boy (uncredited)
Margaretta Scott ... Pepilla (uncredited)
Bill Shine ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Abraham Sofaer ... Street Bookseller (uncredited)
Spencer Trevor ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Edmund Willard ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Florence Wood ... Cook at the Inn (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexander Korda 
 
Writing credits
Henry Bataille (play "L'Homme à la Rose")

Frederick Lonsdale (story) and
Lajos Biró (story) (as Lajos Biro)

Frederick Lonsdale (dialogue) and
Lajos Biró (dialogue) (as Lajos Biro)

Produced by
Alexander Korda .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ernst Toch (musical compositions)
 
Cinematography by
Georges Périnal  (as Georges Perinal)
Robert LaPresle (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Harrison 
 
Set Decoration by
Vincent Korda (settings)
 
Costume Design by
Oliver Messel 
 
Production Management
David B. Cunynghame .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Geoffrey Boothby .... assistant director (as G. Boothby)
 
Art Department
Francis Hallam .... architect (as F. Hallam)
 
Sound Department
A.W. Watkins .... sound director
 
Special Effects by
Ned Mann .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Osmond Borradaile .... camera operator (as Osmond Borrodaile)
Robert Krasker .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Harold Young .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
 
Other crew
Marqués De Portago .... technical director (as Marques de Portago)
 
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89 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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Trivia:
The play "L'homme a la rose" by Henry Bataille originally opened in Paris, France on 5 December 1920. An English adaptation, "Don Juan", by Lawrence Langner, opened in New York on 5 September 1921.See more »
Quotes:
Don Juan:Lovely little girl!
Leporello:She'd look awful by daylight.
Don Juan:Well, who wants to see her by daylight?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Broken Flowers (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Don Juan SerenadeSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Quite good, 21 June 2009
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

Douglas Fairbank Sr.'s swan song. He retired afterward and died five years later. Fairbanks was not very successful in the sound era, and this film was dismissed on its release, and flopped. It's actually pretty good, though. Fairbanks is a tad awkward, but it works in favor of the story. He plays an aging Don Juan. He is still a hit with the ladies, but he's annoyed that he has impersonators. After one of these impersonators is killed in action, Don Juan takes the opportunity to retire from the business, faking his own death. At first he enjoys his life as a regular man, but when he discovers that romance is much more difficult without his reputation preceding him, he decides to re-enter the identity of Don Juan. Problem is, no one believes him. It's a clever and very funny movie, beautifully shot and well acted. Merle Oberon is especially entertaining as a dancer.

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