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Don Juan (1926) was a Adventure - Romance Film directed by Alan Crosland and produced by Warner Bros. Entertainment.

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SWASHATHON: Adventures of Don Juan (1948)

on Jul 14, 2017 From Caftan Woman

Erroll Flynn introduces himself as Don Juan de Marana in Adventures of Don Juan. THE SWASHATHON IS BACK! Fritzi of Movies, Silently is hosting the second version of her popular blogathon tribute to derring-do on the silver screen. It runs from July 14 - 17, and HERE is where you will find all the ... Read full article


SWASHATHON: Adventures of Don Juan (1948)

By Caftan Woman on Jul 14, 2017 From Caftan Woman

Erroll Flynn introduces himself as Don Juan de Marana in Adventures of Don Juan. THE SWASHATHON IS BACK! Fritzi of Movies, Silently is hosting the second version of her popular blogathon tribute to derring-do on the silver screen. It runs from July 14 - 17 and HERE is where you find all the excite... Read full article


Fun Size Review: Don Juan (1926)

By Fritzi Kramer on Feb 11, 2014 From Movies Silently

By Fritzi Kramer on February 11, 2014 in Blog, Fun Size Review John Barrymore is the famous lover who likes his ladies in both quality and quantity. He genuinely falls for Mary Astor’s virginal damsel and ends up incurring the wrath of the Borgias. The costumes are a visual banquet of the gor... Read full article


Don Juan (1926) A Silent Film Review

By Movies, Silently on May 4, 2013 From Movies Silently

John Barrymore takes on the role of the great lover. Raised to be a libertine, Don Juan romances his way across Europe until he ends up in Rome and runs into something completely different: a nice girl (Mary Astor).?Unfortunately, she is promised in marriage to a Borgia. I think a little action is c... Read full article


Sayonara, jerk! Don Juan Animated GIF

By Movies, Silently on Apr 29, 2013 From Movies Silently

Ciao!?Tsch?ss!?Adios! Buh-bye! Estelle Taylor has delivered a nice verbal dagger through John Barrymore’s ribs in Don Juan and she departs victorious. If you see the movie, read his lips in the aftermath. Very enlightening.... Read full article


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Although this was the first feature film with a Vitaphone soundtrack (therefore being the first film with a completely synchronized soundtrack), it is by no means the first sound film. The first sound film can be dated back to 1895; the process was re-discovered and improved by a French company (using a gramophone) in 1910. In 1913 Thomas A. Edison announced that all the problems of sound films were solved, and showed what he called "the first sound film." As in the earlier efforts, Nursery Favorites had a gramophone that appeared to synchronize with the film. There was one problem: the film was projected at the wrong speed, and the soundtrack was slowed down inadvertently. This problem happened all too often, and a frustrated Edison abandoned his process. In 1921 D.W. Griffith employed various experts to film a sound introduction for his film Dream Street, which still exists, and the performance went off without a hitch. Griffith soon stopped using sound because he thought it was financial suicide, stating "Only 5% of the world speaks English, so why should I lose 95% of my audience?" However, by 1925 sound had arrived in the form of radio, and it was inevitable that film would follow.
In the opening credits are "Inspired by the legend of the Greatest Lover of all Ages" and "A Warner Brothers Classic of the Screen".
At the film's premiere, Will Hays, the then "Czar" and censor of the industry, contributed an on-screen introduction, talking in synchronized sound, greeting everyone in the audience with "Welcome to a new era of motion picture." After that, the Los Angeles Philharmonic was filmed playing "Tannhäuser", violinists Mischa Elman and Efrem Zimbalist Sr., guitarist Roy Smeck, three opera shorts with Giovanni Martinelli Marion Talley and Anna Case, and then the feature. It was a huge success.
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