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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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Warner Bros. unfold a new era in screen splendor! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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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

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Warners considered filming this project with Errol Flynn twice previously, on 1939 and 1945. The 1945 proposed production was scuttled by a labor dispute. It was to be directed by Raoul Walsh, scored by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and co-star Victor Francen and Rosemary DeCamp as the King and Queen, with George Coulouris as the Duke. Only Jerry Austin and Alan Hale survived from the 1945 production, although S.Z. Sakall was also considered for the Leporello role. See more »

Goofs

There are several references to the city of St. Petersburg, Russia, in this film set during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The said city was not founded until a century AFTER that queen's death 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 Peeks at Hollywood (1946) See more »

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Flynn at his heroic best
31 May 2006 | by Bows2No1See 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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