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The Private Life of Don Juan
Directed by Alexander Korda • 1934 • United Kingdom
Douglas Fairbanks Sr. makes his big-screen swan song with Korda's deliciously satiric deflation of the Don Juan myth. After having faked his own death and escaped Seville, the aging lothario returns, only to find that he has been promptly forgotten; perhaps Merle Oberon's raven-haired beauty can coax him back into business. DON JUAN was a rare "talkie" for Fairbanks, and a shrewd poking at the actor's own persona.