Don Juan

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Before movies talked, they clacked with swords, gonged with wedding bells and pulsed with perfectly matched orchestral accompaniment. The process that made it happen was Vitaphone, a sound-on-disk system that made its feature-film debut in this lavish... read more
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Before movies talked, they clacked with swords, gonged with wedding bells and pulsed with perfectly matched orchestral accompaniment. The process that made it happen was Vitaphone, a sound-on-disk system that made its feature-film debut in this lavish 1926 classic. Starring in this swashbuckling tale of the world’s most famed lover is the greatest actor of his day: John Barrymore. As Don Juan, he pursues his conquests with rakish abandon. But one glimpse of exquisite Adriana (Mary Astor) and he finds true love. Alas, the poisonous Borgia clan (including Warner Oland and as a handmaid, Myrna Loy) wants her to wed one of its own. So Don Juan duels (in one of the greatest swordfights ever filmed), carries out a daring dungeon escape and rides like the wind to win her.

Original Release

02/19/1927

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Cast

Mary Astor Adriana della Varnese
John Barrymore Don Juan de Marana
Warner Oland Cesare Borgia
Montagu Love Count Giano Donati
Estelle Taylor Lucrezia Borgia
Willard Louis Pedrillo
Myrna Loy Mai - Lady in Waiting
Hedda Hopper Marchesia Rinaldo
Jane Winton Donna Isobel
John Roche Leandro
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alan Crosland

Writers

Walter Anthony, Lord Byron, Maude Fulton, Bess Meredyth

Cast

Mary Astor Adriana della Varnese
John Barrymore Don Juan de Marana
Warner Oland Cesare Borgia
Montagu Love Count Giano Donati
Estelle Taylor Lucrezia Borgia
Willard Louis Pedrillo
Myrna Loy Mai - Lady in Waiting
Hedda Hopper Marchesia Rinaldo
Jane Winton Donna Isobel
John Roche Leandro
Josef Swickard Duke Della Varnese
Nigel De Brulier Marchese Rinaldo
John George Hunchback
Lionel Braham Duke Margoni
Philippe De Lacy Don Juan at age 10
Gibson Gowland Gentleman of Rome
Sheldon Lewis Gentleman of Rome
Dick Sutherland Gentleman of Rome
Gustav von Seyffertitz Neri - the Alchemist
Helene Costello Rena - Adriana's Maid

Editors

Harold McCord

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