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Release Date:
26 December 1944 (Sweden) See more »
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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:
Teresa Says, "Just Gary and Me, and Baby Makes Three." 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)
Ernest Cossart ... Bit Part (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 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)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | USA:Approved (certificate #10070)

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Trivia:
Paulette Goddard was originally considered for the Teresa Wright role.See more »
Quotes:
Mr. Ferris:[discussing his wife] I used to dream of outliving her. Just sit it out, as it were. But along came Madge. And then her sister. And now that odious child.See more »
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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Teresa Says, "Just Gary and Me, and Baby Makes Three.", 12 August 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Gary Cooper in the first half of the Forties made four films for director Sam Wood. Three of them were big budget items, Pride of the Yankees, For Whom The Bells Toll, and Saratoga Trunk. The fourth is a pleasant and innocuous little comedy called Casanova Brown.

The film was adapted by Floyd Dell who wrote the novel and play it was based on called Accidental Father. It had previously been filmed twice by Warner Brothers and once by the French cinema. It ran on Broadway in the 1929 season and probably got closed with the stock market crash.

All the names were changed in this adaption, but the plot line remained essentially the same. Gary Cooper is about to get married to Anita Louise when he gets a cryptic note from Teresa Wright. He confides in Anita's father, Frank Morgan who is a fellow colleague at the college where Cooper is an English professor. Morgan also seems to function more as a western sidekick for Cooper than a father of the bride for Louise.

Cooper's little secret is that he was ever so briefly married to Teresa Wright. Her cryptic note says he should go to a maternity hospital in Chicago and see a certain doctor there. Cooper of course arrives at some logical conclusions.

Teresa of course has an agenda of her own and I can't say too much more as both women fight for Cooper. Of course with that baby, Ms. Wright definitely has the upper hand.

Casanova Brown was the second of two films Cooper and Wright did together, the first being the highly acclaimed Pride of the Yankees. This film isn't anything like the epic story of Lou Gehrig, but it is definitely a pleasant enough diversion.

It's an opportunity to see Frank Morgan in a rare appearance outside the MGM studio. He has some very good moments in Casanova Brown as Cooper's confidante.

However Casanova Brown has one claim to immortality. There is a flashback sequence where Cooper is telling Morgan about the relationship with Wright. After they've eloped Wright brings Cooper to meet her parents who are played by Edmond Breon and Patricia Collinge. Collinge is a believer in astrology and no smoking. Cooper in an effort to hide the fact he smoked a cigarette in their house, manages to burn their house down. It is one of the most hilarious things ever put on film.

The rest of the film is good and entertaining, but it doesn't match up to that scene. See Casanova Brown for that alone.

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