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Release Date:
26 December 1944 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Don Juan did all right in his day...but he was a piker compared to Casanova Brown See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
Funny, zany, silly--but forced and dated, too...give it a whirl? See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gary Cooper ... Casanova (Cass) Brown

Teresa Wright ... Isabel Drury

Frank Morgan ... Mr. Ferris

Anita Louise ... Madge Ferris
Edmund Breon ... Mr. Drury (as Edmond Breon)
Patricia Collinge ... 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 ... Hotel Manager
Dorothy Tree ... Nurse Clark
Robert Emmett Keane ... Yokes
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Adams ... Expectant Father (uncredited)
Ernie Alexander ... Man in License Bureau (uncredited)
Sam Ash ... Technician (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Father in Waiting Room (uncredited)
Lynton Brent ... Father (uncredited)
John Brown ... Fire Chief (uncredited)
Morgan Brown ... Father at Baby Window (uncredited)
James Burke ... O'Leary (uncredited)
Frederick Burton ... Rev. Dean (uncredited)
George M. Carleton ... Doctor in Hall (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ... Orderly (uncredited)
Billy Chapin ... The Brown's Baby Girl (uncredited)
Robert Cherry ... Man in License Bureau (uncredited)
Jack Clifford ... Iceman (uncredited)
Nell Craig ... Miss Crampton - Nurse (uncredited)
Grace Cunard ... Woman at Baby Window (uncredited)
Kay Deslys ... Fat Woman Patient (uncredited)
Claire Du Brey ... Nurse (uncredited)
Robert Dudley ... Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Lorna Dunn ... X-Ray Nurse (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Doctor (uncredited)
Ann Evers ... Nurse Petherbridge (uncredited)

Julia Faye ... X-Ray Nurse (uncredited)
Kelly Flint ... X-Ray Nurse (uncredited)
Byron Foulger ... Fletcher (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Intern (uncredited)
Stewart Garner ... Usher (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Doctor in X-Ray (uncredited)
Marian Gray ... Woman at Baby Window (uncredited)
Eloise Hardt ... Doris Ferris (uncredited)
Dell Henderson ... Father at Baby Window (uncredited)
Gladden James ... Doctor with Spano Baby (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Father at Baby Window (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Father at Baby Window (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Father at Baby Window (uncredited)
Verna Kornman ... Woman at Baby Window (uncredited)
Isabel La Mal ... Clerk's Wife (uncredited)
Charles La Torre ... Spano (uncredited)
Florence Lake ... Nurse Phillips (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Father in Waiting Room (uncredited)
Anna Luther ... Woman at Baby Window (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Man in License Bureau (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Father in Waiting Room (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Father at Baby Window (uncredited)
Mary Moore ... (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Nurse Gillespie (uncredited)
Ottola Nesmith ... Patient's Nurse (uncredited)
Anne O'Neal ... Nurse (uncredited)
Sarah Padden ... Mrs. Smith - Landlady (uncredited)
Hilda Plowright ... English Maid (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Father at Baby Window (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Footman (uncredited)
Ezelle Poule ... Woman in License Bureau (uncredited)
Stanley Price ... Father at Baby Window (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... Technician (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Ice Man (uncredited)
Hector V. Sarno ... Vegetable Man (uncredited)
Francis Sayles ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Vegetable Man (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Sada Simmons ... Woman at Baby Window (uncredited)
Gerald Oliver Smith ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Pietro Sosso ... Gardner (uncredited)
Helen St. Rayner ... Soloist (uncredited)
Ted Stanhope ... Father at Baby Window (uncredited)
Cecil Stewart ... Organist (uncredited)
Grady Sutton ... Tod - Best Man (uncredited)
Phil Tead ... License Clerk (uncredited)
Walter Tetley ... Florist's Assistant (uncredited)
Harry Tyler ... Surprised Man (uncredited)
Lelah Tyler ... Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Dorothy Vaughan ... The Drury's Cook (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Doctor (uncredited)
Lane Watson ... Father at Baby Window (uncredited)
Virginia Wave ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Billy Wilkerson ... Father in Waiting Room (uncredited)
Isabel Withers ... Nurse Who Helps Casanova (uncredited)
Mary Young ... Mrs. Dean (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Wood 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Floyd Dell  play "Little Accident"
Nunnally Johnson 
Thomas Mitchell  play "Little Accident"

Produced by
Nunnally Johnson .... producer
Gary Cooper .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Arthur Lange 
Howard Jackson (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell (uncredited)
Clifford Vaughan (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
John F. Seitz  (as John Seitz)
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Neff 
 
Art Direction by
Perry Ferguson 
 
Set Decoration by
Julia Heron 
 
Costume Design by
Muriel King 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Sherwood .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Arthur Johns .... sound
Ben Winkler .... sound (as Benjamin Winkler)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Lobben .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Rudy De Saxe .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Vernon Leftwich .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Arthur Schoepp .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Edward Churchill .... unit publicity writer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
94 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
The value of the house Casanova Brown burns down was $750,000.See more »
Quotes:
Casanova Brown:Why would a New York girl have to go to Chicago to have a baby?See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Little Accident (1939)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Funny, zany, silly--but forced and dated, too...give it a whirl?, 18 August 2011
Author: secondtake from United States

Casanova Brown (1944)

A not-so-screwball comedy, but a comedy, based on the solid writing of Nunnally Johnson. The idea is a really 1940s one: can a man raise a baby? Throw in a leading man who is so thrown by his dilemma he marries or almost marries three women (all in the same room at one point), and so on and so on.

Cary Cooper is the superstar, and he's his usual likable but slightly dull (restrained) self, and he might not be the best for the role, but in a way that's the point, that the man is clumsy and awkward about anything maternal. The cast around him is terrific, including Frank Morgan (who was the wizard in The Wizard of Oz). And the third star, Teresa Wright, is her predictably sweet and perky self, once she arrives on the scene.

It's a zany plot, for sure, and if it drags a little sometimes, or is just a bit corny, that's part of it. The convergence of the various people who are at odds with each other without knowing it is almost inevitable, but when it happens it clicks. And Frank Morgan is key, more than anyone. The photography might not seem to matter in a film that is so plot heavy, and so insane, but in fact the cinematography by John Seitz is really superb, and helps make the thing hold together.

If you watch the first twenty minutes you'll know whether to watch the rest. I really think some people will find this too old fashioned in its humor, and a little to contrived and silly, too. But others will be glad for the non-stop absurdity, for the nice filming, and for the almost surreal strangeness of events.

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