Producer and director (Alexander Korda) followed up The Private Life of Henry VIII (one of the first internationally successful British films) with this historical comedy. After years in exile, the great lover Don Juan (Douglas Fairbanks) returns to Seville, the city of his salad days. However, Don Juan is now married and middle-aged, and his days ...
Producer and director (Alexander Korda) followed up The Private Life of Henry VIII (one of the first internationally successful British films) with this historical comedy. After years in exile, the great lover Don Juan (Douglas Fairbanks) returns to Seville, the city of his salad days. However, Don Juan is now married and middle-aged, and his days as a spoiler of women seem to be behind him. When he learns that a young man in town (Barry McKay) has been posing as him and making time with the local ladies, Don decides to prove who the great lover truly is and attempts the seduction of Antonia (Merle Oberon), a beautiful dancer. However, Don's doctor informs him that girl-hunting will tax his fragile health, and his wife Dolores (Benita Hume) will no longer turn a blind eye to his infidelity. When the impostor is killed by a jealous husband, Don is relieved, as his "death" allows him to retire from his career as a rake with his reputation intact. But when the old itch returns, Don makes the sad discovery that if he can't convince women he's Don Juan, they simply aren't interested in him. The Private Life of Don Juan provided one of the few speaking roles for silent screen swashbuckler Douglas Fairbanks, and proved to be his last picture. Mark Deming, Rovi
Douglas Fairbanks, Merle Oberon, Binnie Barnes, Joan Gardner, Benita Hume. New in new packaging. Language: English. Run time: 87 mins. Aspect ratio: 4: 3. Originally released: 1934. "THE PRIVATE LIFE OF DON JUAN" starring Douglas Fairbanks, Merle Oberon, Joan Gardner and Benita Hume is Produced & Directed by Alexander Korda. A Samuel Goldwynn Production, this 1934 vhs production is BRAND NEW-SEALED IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING & NEVER OPENED OR VIEWED. STORY LINE: What happens to a great lover when he grows old? An older, balder fatter Don Juan has returned to Seville. And his wife he abandoned years before, wants him! She'll even pay off his debts on the condition he return to her and be true! He readilly agrees-but a great lover's ways don't die easily. When a beautiful young dancer persuedes him that the old magic still lingers, he misses the appointed rendezvous with his wife. The film asks the old question we all wonder about, How does age affect the great lovers? Watch & find out in this wonderfully witty, tongue-in-cheek comedy about love through the ages. 1934-B/W 87 minutes-classic comedy--hi-fi mono--Recommended for all ages. VERY RARE-DIFFICULT TO FIND IN NEW-SEALED CONDITION--GREAT FIND!