The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)
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as Don Juan
as Antonita, a Dancer of Passionate Temperament
as Dona Dolores, a Lady of Mystery
as Rosita, a Maid Pure and Simple
as Cafe Manager
as Don Ascanio
as Dolores' Duenna
as One of Don Juan's Loves
as Would-Be Wife
as Manager of the Golden Pheasant
as Cook at the Inn
as Don Juan's Cook
as One of Don Juan's Early Loves
as Wife of Tired Businessman
as Street Bookseller
as Minor Role
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Audience Reviews for The Private Life of Don Juan
In what could only be termed as serendipitous (for us), Douglas Fairbanks last film is that of playing ... a has been. Don Juan was once the scourge of his hometown, wooing and winning married women left and right, but returns after a long exile to discover his reputation has replaced him: the illusion of who he was now far more potent than he himself, more resonant. He seems to take it all quite well but here is one of the first superstars, American royalty, honestly facing, in story and in truth, the end of the line. And his cast and he, directed with nuanced shadings by Alexander Korva, deliver a romp more sophisticated than one might suppose considering the year of production. Very good stuff.
Not a great movie, nor one of fairbanks' best, but it's enjoyable and very funny, I liked it. The story is pretty good, but it could have been better.
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