Doña Juana (film)

Doña Juana is a 1927 German silent comedy drama film directed by Paul Czinner and starring Elisabeth Bergner, Walter Rilla and Hertha von Walther. It was based on a Spanish play by Tirso de Molina. The adaptation was done by Béla Balázs, who later tried to have his name removed from the credits because he disliked the finished version of the film.

Doña Juana
Directed byPaul Czinner
Produced byPaul Czinner
Elisabeth Bergner
Written byTirso de Molina (play)
Béla Balázs
Paul Czinner
StarringElisabeth Bergner
Walter Rilla
Hertha von Walther
Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel
Music byGiuseppe Becce
CinematographyKarl Freund
Robert Baberske
Adolf Schlasy
Distributed byUFA
Release date
German intertitles

The story is based on a traditional seventeenth century play about a nobleman who educates his daughter to be raised as boy, leading to a series of confusions in her romantic life. The film was shot on location around Seville and Granada in southern Spain.




    • Bergfelder, Tim & Bock, Hans-Michael. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopedia of German. Berghahn Books, 2009.

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