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Adventures of Don Juan (1948)

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The great lover Don Juan comes to the assistance of his queen.

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Queen Margaret
Robert Douglas ...
Duke de Lorca
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Romney Brent ...
King Phillip III
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Donna Elena
Robert Warwick ...
Don José - Count de Polan
Jerry Austin ...
Don Sebastian
Douglas Kennedy ...
Don Rodrigo
Jean Shepherd ...
Donna Carlotta (as Jeanne Shepherd)
Mary Stuart ...
Catherine
Helen Westcott ...
Lady Diana
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Don Serafino Lopez
Aubrey Mather ...
Lord Chalmers
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Duenna
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Don Juan de Marana damages Spanish prestige in diplomatic circles with his indiscreet womanizing, but he attempts to rehabilitate his image after he meets the beautiful Queen Margaret, trapped in a loveless arranged marriage with the weak and feckless King Philip III. The Queen becomes the love of Don Juan's life, and although she is obviously attracted to him, the relationship remains appropriately platonic. Becoming caught up in court intrigue, Don Juan uncovers a plot by the King's minister, the ruthless Duke de Lorca, to become the power behind the throne. After de Lorca is exposed by Don Juan, he brazenly intimidates the cowardly king into compliance and threatens to execute the uncooperative queen. Helped by his friends, his servant Leporello, fencing master Don Serafino, and court jester Sebastian, Don Juan tries to foil the Duke's evil machinations. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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History's Boldest Lover . . . Most Daring Swordsman ! ! See more »


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One of Flynn's stuntmen, Jock Mahoney, later appeared in two Tarzan movies: Tarzan Goes to India (as Tarzan), and Tarzan the Magnificent (as Coy Banton, with Gordon Scott as Tarzan). Mahoney also starred in The Land Unknown in 1957. See more »

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When talking to the ambassador, Don Juan's earring is on the right ear, whereas for the rest of the movie it's on the left. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: [narrating voice over] In Europe, as the seventeenth century dawned, mankind was lifting itself from ignorance to superstition.
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Delightful!
15 September 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I expected to see Flynn looking out of shape, trying to relive his past glories in this 1948 film. Instead it turns out that in The Adventures of Don Juan, not only is our hero still swashbuckling up a storm and almost as handsome as ever -- let's not forget, ten years and many events have now elapsed since Robin Hood -- but he is also man enough to laugh at himself along with the audience. The role of Don Juan could not be carried off by many actors, and casting Flynn in this role could easily end up being farcical. Instead, he pulls off the role with humour and grace.

And he still looks excellent in tights! More than good enough for me.


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