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Don Juan (1926)

In 16th Century Italy, devil-may-care playboy Don Juan runs afoul of the despotic Borgias.

Director:

Alan Crosland

Writer:

Bess Meredyth (screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Winton ... Donna Isobel
John Roche ... Leandro
Warner Oland ... Cesare Borgia
Estelle Taylor ... Lucrezia Borgia
Montagu Love ... Count Giano Donati (as Montague Love)
Josef Swickard ... Duke Della Varnese (as Joseph Swickard)
Willard Louis ... Pedrillo
Nigel De Brulier ... Marchese Rinaldo
Hedda Hopper ... Marchesia Rinaldo
Myrna Loy ... Mai - Lady in Waiting
Mary Astor ... Adriana della Varnese
John Barrymore ... Don Jose de Marana / Don Juan de Marana
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Storyline

If there was one thing that Don Juan de Marana learned from his father Don Jose, it was that women gave you three things - life, disillusionment and death. In his father's case it was his wife, Donna Isobel, and Donna Elvira who supplied the latter. Don Juan settled in Rome after attending the University of Pisa. Rome was run by the tyrannical Borgia family consisting of Caesar, Lucrezia and the Count Donati. Juan has his way with and was pursued by many women, but it is the one that he could not have that haunts him. It will be for her that he suffers the wrath of Borgia for ignoring Lucrezia and then killing Count Donati in a duel. For Adriana, they will both be condemned to death in the prison on the river Tigre. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Adventure | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don Juan - Der große Liebhaber See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$546,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,924,149, 31 December 1927
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone) (musical score and sound effects)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Don Juan plants 191 kisses on various females during the course of the film, an average of one every 53 seconds. See more »

Goofs

This story is set during the reign of HH Alexander VI (1492-1503); however, it features very prominently the present day Basilica of Saint Peter, whose building started during the reign of HH Julius II (1503-1513), and which was not finished until the 17th century. See more »

Quotes

Cesare Borgia: While the mistress waits - our Spaniard dallies with the maid.
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Don Juan won
11 November 2002 | by DUKEEVERTSSee all my reviews

In my most humble of opinions, this is one of the greatest silent movies ever made. The story line, the sets, (the set designer deserves special credit) the photography, the rapid pace and hesitation when called for, everything combined made for and hour and a half of pure enjoyment. And it was so enjoyable to see one our great talents at his best. There will never be another John Barrymore. And in this film there was something not too often seen in silent film. There was just not movement, there was ACTING. GREAT ACTING. And wait for the chase scene. Absolutely terrific effects. I recommend this film to anyone who is a real fan of films, silent or sound. And as an added thought, there was that beautiful musical score played so dramatically by the New York Philharmonic.


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