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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
Doña Juana (film).jpg
Directed by Paul Czinner
Produced by Paul Czinner
Elisabeth Bergner
Written by Tirso de Molina (play)
Béla Balázs
Paul Czinner
Starring Elisabeth Bergner
Walter Rilla
Hertha von Walther
Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel
Music by Giuseppe Becce
Cinematography Karl Freund
Robert Baberske
Adolf Schlasy
Distributed by UFA
Release date
Country Germany
Language Silent
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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