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Casanova Brown -- In this hilarious romantic comedy, Gary Cooper gets a lesson in diapers and formula after stealing his child from his ex-wife (Teresa Wright), who had plans to give it up for adoption


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Release Date:
26 December 1944 (Sweden) See more »
Don Juan did all right in his day...but he was a piker compared to Casanova Brown See more »
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 »
Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more »
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Life's surprising little bundle complicates a wedding or two See more (14 total) »


  (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 Rube 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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Additional Details

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

The value of the house Casanova Brown burns down was $750,000.See more »
Mrs. Drury:To me a liar is lower than a cigarette fiend.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Little Accident (1939)See more »


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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Life's surprising little bundle complicates a wedding or two, 3 July 2001
Author: lora64 from Canada

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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