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Adventures of Don Juan (1948)

Adventures of Don Juan





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Though Errol Flynn was well past his prime (and obviously well lubricated in certain scenes), he rises to the occasion of The Adventures of Don Juan with a spirited, athletic performance. As fabled Spanish swashbuckler/lover Don Juan, Flynn spends the early portions of the film romancing willing young ladies and dueling with jealous husbands. Spain's Queen Margaret (Viveca Lindfors) assigns Don Juan to head the royal fencing academy to keep him out of trouble. When scheming Duke de Lorca (Robert Douglas) plots to topple the monarchy, it is Don Juan's eager young fencing pupils who come to the rescue. Though a troubled production (filming was habitually halted due to Flynn's precarious physical condition and by constant changes and replacements in production personnel),The Adventures of Don Juan moves swiftly and enjoyably from start to finish, abetted by a rousing, semi-satirical Max Steiner musical score, which has since been heard in such 1980s films as Zorro, the Gay Blade and Goonies. Incidentally, Errol Flynn is doubled in the famous leap from the head of a long staircase by stunt expert Jock Mahoney.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Herbert Dalmas, George Oppenheimer, Harry Kurnitz
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On DVD: Mar 26, 2007
Warner Bros.


Errol Flynn
as Don Juan de Marana
Viveca Lindfors
as Queen Margaret
Robert Douglas
as Duke de Lorca
Alan Hale
as Leporello
Romney Brent
as King Phillip III
Ann Rutherford
as Donna Elena
Robert Warwick
as Count de Polan
Jerry Austin
as Don Sebastian
Douglas Kennedy
as Don Rodrigo
Jeanne Shepherd
as Donna Carlotta
Jean Shepherd
as Donna Carlotta
Mary Stuart
as Catherine
Helen Westcott
as Lady Diana
Fortunio Bonanova
as Don Serafino
Aubrey Mather
as Lord Chalmers
Raymond Burr
as Capt. Alvarez
Tim Huntley
as Catherine's Husband
David Leonard
as Innkeeper
Leon Belasco
as Don de Cordoba
Monte Blue
as Turnkey
Nora Eddington
as Lady in Coach
G.P. Huntley
as Catherine's Husband
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Critic Reviews for Adventures of Don Juan

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 6, 2008
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Though not as exciting as Robin Hood and other Flynn swashbuckling adventures, Vincent Sherman's version still boasts high production values, particularly lush cinematography and art direction, stirring Max Steiner score, and good stuntwork.

Full Review… | June 18, 2007

Audience Reviews for Adventures of Don Juan


ERROL FLYNN, duh. Adventure, thrills, sword fights, and he is Don Juan; The ever popular seducer of women.

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