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Don Juan (1926)

Passed | | Adventure, Romance | 19 February 1927 (USA)
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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The Scientific Marvel VITAPHONE Presentation FAMED OPERATIC AND MUSICAL ARTISTS...and JOHN BARRYMORE in "DON JUAN" (original poster) See more »

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

Hedda Hopper, who appears as the Marchesia Rinaldo in this film, later played herself in the I Love Lucy episode I Love Lucy: The Hedda Hopper Story (1955). Ironically, in that episode, she is supposed to interview Ricky about his role in the (fictional) movie Don Juan. 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

Don Jose de Marana: My three-fold debt to woman is now complete - life - disillusionment - death!
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Version of Adventures of Don Juan (1948) See more »

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Seducer is changed by a good woman.
8 February 2000 | by lib-4See all my reviews

While researching a paper on erotic literature I found many references to Don Juan. This movie, though in black and white and silent did a good job portraying the man who learned disdain for women from his father. The music matched the moods and John Barrymore sure could scowl. The women were quite seductive, but being a movie from the 20's there is nothing graphic about the trysts Don Juan had with the culpable women. The side story of the evil Borgias added to the movie- with its lessons on right and wrong. His salvation in the end comes from meeting a woman who can't be corrupted.


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