The Private Life of Don Juan (1934) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Private Life of Don Juan1934

The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)





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A middle-aged Don Juan (Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. in his final film appearance) returns to romantic Seville to try to hang on to his title as the world's greatest lover. Unfortunately a young rival is threatening to earn it for himself. This causes the great don to enact desperate measures.


Merle Oberon
as Antonita, a Dancer of Passionate Temperament
Benita Hume
as Dona Dolores, a Lady of Mystery
Binnie Barnes
as Rosita, a Maid Pure and Simple
Barry MacKay
as Roderigo
Melville Cooper
as Leporello
Bruce Winston
as Cafe Manager
Hindle Edgar
as Husband
Gibson Gowland
as Don Ascanio
Annie Esmond
as Dolores' Duenna
Patricia Hilliard
as One of Don Juan's Loves
Gina Malo
as Pepita
Diana Napier
as Would-Be Wife
Hay Petrie
as Manager of the Golden Pheasant
Florence Wood
as Cook at the Inn
Morland Graham
as Don Juan's Cook
Veronica Brady
as One of Don Juan's Early Loves
Rosita Garcia
as Wife of Tired Businessman
Abraham Sofaer
as Street Bookseller
Toto Koopman
as Actress
Spencer Trevor
as Minor Role
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Critic Reviews for The Private Life of Don Juan

All Critics (4)

It has no other points to commend it except style.

February 2, 2021 | Full Review…

Douglas Fairbanks has the grace to act his age.

April 20, 2020 | Full Review…

The result is an entertaining and credible picture.

June 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It really is a nice change to see Fairbanks in a movie where his activities don't resemble those of a hopped-up cokehead.

June 30, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


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.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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