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Don Juan (1956)

Film based on the myth of Don Juan.

Director:

John Berry

Writers:

Maurice Clavel (original idea), John Berry (screenplay) | 10 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernandel ... Sganarelle
Carmen Sevilla ... Serranilla
Roland Armontel ... The Governor
Simone Paris Simone Paris ... Doña María
Christine Carère ... Doña Inés
José Sepúlveda ... Don Ramón
Manolo Gómez Bur ... Lebourreau
Robert Lombard Robert Lombard ... The Duke of Altaquerque
Micheline Dax Micheline Dax ... Doña Elvira
Teófilo Palou Teófilo Palou ... Un Guardia
Fernando Rey ... Don Iñigo
Pedro Valdivieso Pedro Valdivieso ... Angel
Erno Crisa ... Don Juan
Hebe Donay Hebe Donay ... Juanita
Mercedes Rueda Mercedes Rueda ... Lola
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Sganarelle is womanizer Don Juan's servant .After eventful adventures, ,Sganarelle is mistaken for his master and becomes the toast of Toledo town -at least as far as women are concerned,the men are not really overjoyed-;A succession of duels,mistaken identities,and a nasty governor lead the new seducer to the stake .But women's lib before its time,all the ladies rebel against the cruel governor ("in love ,we were all created equal ,there are neither nobles nor commoners") . Written by dbdumonteil

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Oh the capers and the antics, the hilarious romantics...

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Comedy

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Country:

France | Spain | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 September 1956 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Pantaloons See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Don Juan's reckless servant .
8 July 2015 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A French-Spanish co-production,in color ,luxury for the time ;directed by an American ,John Berry ,who was driven away from his land by McCarthyism and continued his career in France ,with little fanfare .

Anyway this "Don Juan 1956" is a Fernandel vehicle;he does not play the title role,mind you,but the womanizer's servant Sganarelle.In the Wake of eventful events ,Sganarelle is mistaken for his master and becomes the toast of Toledo town -at least as far as women are concerned,the men are not really overjoyed-;A succession of duels,mistaken identities,and a nasty governor lead the new seducer to the stake .But women's lib before its time,all the ladies rebel against the cruel governor ("in love ,we were all created equal ,there are neither nobles nor commoners") The screenplay is confused,sometimes repetitive (Don Juan's wife,Dona Elvira ,is near-sighted and needs glasses to recognize her hubby,which is a blessing),but Fernandel's presence saves the movie:his funny faces ,when he tries to ape his master's look ,are priceless.

His co-star is Carmen Sevilla who would often play in filmed operetta opposite Luis Mariano.


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