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Adventures of Don Juan (1948)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donna Elena
Jerry Austin ...
Don Sebastian
Don Rodrigo
Jean Shepherd ...
Donna Carlotta (as Jeanne Shepherd)
Lord Chalmers


Don Juan de Marana damages Spanish prestige in diplomatic circles with his indiscreet womanizing,although 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 duke1029

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Release Date:

1 December 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las aventuras de Don Juan  »


Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,000,000, 31 December 1949
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


In the scene where the ambassador tells Don Juan that he is to return to Spain, the ambassador wears the stiff collar called golilla, an item of clothing that belongs to the reign of Philip IV, which started in 1621. The story of this movie takes place during the reign of Elizabeth I of England, who died in 1603. See more »


[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 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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