Don Juan (Full Screen)

John Barrymore stars as Don Juan and he pursues his conquests with rakish abandon. But one glimpse of exquisite Adriana (Mary Astor) and he finds true love. Includes one of the greatest swordfights ever filmed.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1926
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: Before the feature - the August 6, 1926 opening night vitaphone shorts program: Will B. Hays introduction to Vitaphone
    • Overture to Tannhauser - New York Philharmonic
    • Mischa Elman - Humoresque and Gavotte
    • Roy Smeck in His Pastimes
    • Marion Talley - Caro Nome
    • Efrem Zimbalist and Harold Bauer - Theme and Variations from Kreutzer Sonata
    • Giovanni Martinelli - Vesti La Giubba
    • Anna Case - La Fiesta
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • English

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DESCRIPTION: 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.

BEFORE THE FEATURE -- THE AUGUST 6, 1926 OPENING NIGHT VITAPHONE SHORTS PROGRAM:

  • Will B. Hays Introduction to Vitaphone
  • Overture to Tannhauser - New York Philharmonic
  • Mischa Elman - Humoresque and Gavotte
  • Roy Smeck in His Pastimes
  • Marion Talley - Caro Nome
  • Efrem Zimbalist and Harold Bauer - Theme and Variations from The Kreutzer Sonata
  • Giovanni Martinelli - Vesti La Giubba
  • Anna Case - La Fiesta

Product Description:

The first silent film released with vitaphone music and sound effects. The classic swashbuckler is presented with its opening night program of rare shorts.

Plot Synopsis:

Don Juan, a roguish ladies' man meets his match in the vivaciously evil Lucretia Borgia. But his heart is stolen by the virtuous Adriana Della Varnese. The lovers must escape the Borgia's wrath and battle more than a few swordsmen before they can make a romantic getaway.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Silent | Swashbuckler | Vintage

Production Notes:

  • Silent with original Vitaphone musical score.
  • Co-produced by The Vitaphone Corporation.
  • Additional cast: John Roche, Willard Louis, Jane Winton, Helena d'Algy, Lionel Brahm, Nigel de Brulier, Helen Lee Worthing, Phyllis Haver, Sheldon Lewis, Emily Fitzroy, Yvone Day, John George, and Phillippe de Lacy.
  • The actual film does not credit either Dean Meredyth or George Hollingshead with co-writing the script.
  • Fred Cravens, the fencing master, doubled for John Barrymore in certain reverse and long shots. However, in most cases, Barrymore did his own stunt work.
  • The film is based on the famous poem by 18th century romantic poet George Gordon, Lord Byron.
  • Released theatrically in New York City August 6, 1926.
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  • Sales Rank: 17,269
  • UPC: 883316126080
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