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Casanova's Big Night (1954)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Musical | 12 April 1954 (UK)
A meek tailor thinks his wooing will be helped if he assumes the identity of the famous Casanova...who's deeply in debt.

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Cast

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The Doge
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Maggiorin
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Duchess of Castelbello
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Emo the Murderer (as Lon Chaney)
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Signora Di Gambetta
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Corfa
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Carabaccio
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Storyline

Italy, 1757. Lowly tailor Pippo Popolino disguises himself as the great Casanova in order to romance attractive widow Francesca. He little suspects what he's getting into: locked into the incongruous role by the desperation of the real Casanova's creditors, Pippo must journey to Venice on a delicate mission far beyond his capabilities. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Release Date:

12 April 1954 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Casanova  »

Box Office

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$3,500,000 (USA)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lon Chaney Jr and Bob Hope had appeared in My Favorite Brunette (1947) together. See more »

Goofs

When Pippo swoons from kissing Beatrice D'Brizzi, actress Joan Shawlee who plays Beatrice looks off-camera and smiles, breaking character, apparently amused over Bob Hope hamming up his swoon and ad libbing. Similarly, Joan Fontaine visibly cracks up during her initial scene with Hope. See more »

Quotes

Francesca Bruni: [selecting a merchant to play Casanova] You! You will be Casanova.
Amadeo: Me? But I have seventeen children.
Lucio: Well, that's recommendation enough.
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Connections

Version of Some Like It Cool (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Tic-A-Tic-A-Tic
by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Bob Hope (uncredited)
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Very funny
4 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Haven't seen it in awhile, but recall it as being very quotable in a Monty Python sort of way...

(scene: prison cell) Bob Hope: "What time is it?" Prisoner: "Oh, around 1758."


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