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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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Don Juan de Maraña
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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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Costar Robert Douglas played a similar villain two years later in The Flame and the Arrow, a 1950 swashbuckler starring Burt Lancaster, in which Douglas also fought a climactic sword fight. 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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Narrator: [narrating voice over] In Europe, as the seventeenth century dawned, mankind was lifting itself from ignorance to superstition.
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Referenced in Peeks at Hollywood (1945) See more »

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My second favorite movie of all
14 May 1999 | by (Boca Raton, FL) – See all my reviews

If you love swashbucklers, period movies, buddy movies, or Errol Flynn, you must love this movie. For swashbuckling, you have a series of wonderful fight scenes, each one convincing, each one a delight. For period movies, the costumes are excellent and the history just accurate enough to be useful, but not so accurate as to be dull. Flynn and Hale are perfectly matched foils here, with Hale getting some of the wittiest lines in the movie. And this is Flynn's perfect part, still ladykiller enough to carry off the love scenes, still fit enough to persuade as the great duellist. Watch it.


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