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What do women want? Don Juan is aging. He's arrived secretly in Seville after a 20 year absence. His wife Dolores, whom he hasn't lived with in five years, still loves him. He refuses to see her; he fears the life of a husband. She has bought his debts and will remand him to jail for two years if he won't come to her. Meanwhile, an impostor is climbing the balconies of Seville claiming to be Don Juan. When a jealous husband kills him, the real Don Juan sees a way to avoid jail and get some peace. He hides as Captain Mariano in a small town. After six months, he's ready to return to society: can he measure up to the legend, will women find him attractive, and what about Doña Dolores?Written by
This film was included in the first syndicated television presentation of a package of major studio feature films on USA television; it premiered in Baltimore Friday 23 July 1948 on WMAR (Channel 2), followed by Philadelphia Friday 30 July 1948 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Boston Sunday 8 August 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4), by Chicago Sunday 15 August 1948 on WGN (Channel 9), by Cleveland Sunday 5 September 1948 on WEWS (Channel 5), by New York City Friday 29 October 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), by Dayton Sunday 20 February 1949 on WHIO (Channel 13), and by Atlanta Wednesday 23 March 1949 on WSB (Channel 8). The package consisted of 24 Alexander Korda productions originally released theatrically between 1933 and 1942. See more »
Marriage is like a beleaguered city. Those that are out want to get in; those that are in want to get out.
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Lengthy, humorous and accurate role descriptions are listed for each character in the opening credits. See more »
Don Juan as a comedy putting all previous tragedies and dramas to shame...
For once a Don Juan comedy and with a vengeance - it's a delightful entertainment all the way sugared and spiced with witty ironies galore, where the great Douglas Fairbanks takes the prize in a final victory over the legend of both himself and Don Juan by surviving both with even the crown of a happy ending.
The film is studded with a generosity of festivity scenes, each one transcending the other, while the irony celebrates triumphs all the way, especially at Don Juan's own great funeral enjoyed by himself and the final great theatre scene, when he explains to the audience that he really is Don Juan with only roars of laughter for a response. This is magnificent entertainment of the 30s at its best, a feast for the eyes as well as for the intelligence, the script is a wonder of ingenious innovations, the dialogue outwits itself all the time sustaining the comedy vein at a high level with constantly new surprises, and the music isn't bad either. Don Juan is at last allowed to celebrate his ultimate victory!
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