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Adventures of Don Juan (1948)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Romance  |  1 December 1948 (USA)
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The great lover Don Juan comes to the assistance of his queen.

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Robert Douglas ...
Duke de Lorca
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Romney Brent ...
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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 ...
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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1 December 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las aventuras de Don Juan  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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One of Errol Flynn's stuntmen, Jock Mahoney, later appeared in two Tarzan movies: Tarzan Goes to India (1962) (as Tarzan), and Tarzan the Magnificent (1960) (as Coy Banton, with Gordon Scott as Tarzan). Mahoney also starred in The Land Unknown (1957). See more »

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In the scene where Leporello is shaving Don Juan, he clearly completes shaving the right side of Juan's face. But when Juan takes the razor to complete the job, we once again see lather on the right side of his face. 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 and superstition.
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Flynn at his heroic best
31 May 2006 | by (Cleveland,Ohio) – See all my reviews

The Baron shines as Don Juan. He does with a period role what Elvis did with a song he makes it his own.There may have been better swordsmen technically but no one had Flynns charisma or showmanship when it came to sword fighting. Today's actors when you dress them in seventeenth century attire look like twenty-first century blow dried wimps dressed in costume. Flynn looks like he belongs in whatever time the film is set. It is impossible to visualize any other actor as Juan. And make no mistake Flynn was an actor.Just because he made it look easy does not mean it wasn't acting.If you want to see how an epic should be made watch this motion picture. There is no CGI here these are real sets and real actors. In this day of remakes I rue the day they get around to Flynn's films no one can fill his boots.


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