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Casanova Brown (1944)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  26 December 1944 (Sweden)
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Cass Brown is about to marry for the second time; his first marriage, to Isabel, was annulled. But when he discovers that Isabel just had their baby, Cass kidnaps the infant to keep her ... See full summary »

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Mr. Ferris
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Madge Ferris
Edmund Breon ...
Mr. Drury (as Edmond Breon)
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Mrs. Drury
Jill Esmond ...
Dr. Zernerke
Mary Treen ...
Monica Case, the Maid
Emory Parnell ...
Frank, the Bell Captain
Isobel Elsom ...
Mrs. Ferris
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Charles, the Butler
Charles Cane ...
Hicks
Larry Olsen ...
Junior (as Larry Joe Olsen)
Irving Bacon ...
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Dorothy Tree ...
Nurse Clark
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Cass Brown is about to marry for the second time; his first marriage, to Isabel, was annulled. But when he discovers that Isabel just had their baby, Cass kidnaps the infant to keep her from being adopted. Isabel's parents hunt for the child and discover that Cass and Isabel are still hopelessly in love. Written by Anonymous

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LIGHT-HEARTED ROMANCE! LIGHT-HEADED COMEDY! WITH A GREAT LOVER! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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26 December 1944 (Sweden)  »

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Casanova Júnior  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 11, 1944 with Gary Cooper reprising his film role. See more »

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Casanova Brown: As for my character. I believe I behave responsibly. I'm not overly susceptible to girls.
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Life's surprising little bundle complicates a wedding or two
3 July 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As a professor on the verge of matrimony for a second time, Cooper (the unlikely Casanova here) learns he's become a new father, by his ex-wife Isabel (Teresa Wright). He wants to find out the truth for himself so visits the hospital directly. One thing leads to another and he decides to kidnap the baby, with mostly awkward and hilarious results.

I like Frank Morgan in this movie as he tries to be the practical observer and adviser. He shines with his usual wit and bumbling charm.

Cooper, being the 'outside parent' makes an interesting remark at one point about fatherhood, that men can be fine leaders and do great things but can't be considered capable enough to raise a child, all of which goes to show the roles society dictated then and even now.

This is amusing entertainment without going overboard on comedy.




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