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Adventures of Don Juan (1948)

The great lover Don Juan comes to the assistance of his queen.

Director:

Vincent Sherman

Writers:

Herbert Dalmas (story), George Oppenheimer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Errol Flynn ... Don Juan de Maraña
Viveca Lindfors ... Queen Margaret
Robert Douglas ... Duke de Lorca
Alan Hale ... Leporello
Romney Brent ... King Phillip III
Ann Rutherford ... Donna Elena
Robert Warwick ... Don José - Count de Polan
Jerry Austin Jerry Austin ... Don Sebastian
Douglas Kennedy ... Don Rodrigo
Jean Shepherd Jean Shepherd ... Donna Carlotta (as Jeanne Shepherd)
Mary Stuart ... Catherine
Helen Westcott ... Lady Diana
Fortunio Bonanova ... Don Serafino Lopez
Aubrey Mather ... Lord Chalmers
Una O'Connor ... Duenna
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 December 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las aventuras de Don Juan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,000,000, 31 December 1949
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Company Credits

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Claude Rains was originally cast as the Duke de Lorca. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in The Steve Allen Plymouth Show: Episode #3.11 (1957) See more »

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One of Flynn's best, though often overlooked
20 January 2006 | by ppc4158See all my reviews

I've always been a huge fan of Flynn's movies. When he was into the role, he was as good an actor as anybody. Of his swashbucklers, the "BIG THREE" were always Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood and The Sea Hawk. But two movies often omitted from a list of his best are The Adventures of Don Juan and The Master of Ballantrae. Don Juan is a movie in the vein of Burt Lancaster's Crimson Pirate or The Flame and The Arrow, being a tongue-in-cheek swashbuckler that scores on several points. Flynn was clearly comfortable with light comedy; it featured some great "bad guy" work by Robert Douglas; and, despite production problems caused BY Flynn's excesses, the editing in of sequences from Robin Hood and Elizabeth and Essex worked very well. The fencing scenes were thoroughly enjoyable! All in all, I would recommend this film to anybody who is a fan of the genre.


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