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Casanova's Big Night (1954)

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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Pippo Popolino
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Donna Elena Di Gambetta
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Lucio / Narrator
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Stefano Di Gambetta
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Minister Foressi
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Maggiorin
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Duchess of Castelbello
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Raphael, Duc 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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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lon Chaney Jr, Basil Rathbone and John Carradine would be reunited two years in The Black Sleep (1956). Years later they would be reunited again in Hillbillies In A Haunted House (1967). See more »

Goofs

Pippo is thrown off the balcony by The Real Casanova, and when he bounces on the cemented flagstones in the street, one of the flagstones bounces with him. See more »

Quotes

Pippo Popolino: Oh, you look so pretty. I can't think of anybody I'd rather have my throat cut with.
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Connections

Version of Casanova (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Tic-A-Tic-A-Tic
by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Bob Hope (uncredited)
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classic Bob Hope movie
16 May 2002 | by (las vegas nevada) – See all my reviews

What a treat to see Bob impersonate the greatest of all lovers-Casanova. This is a wonderfully entertaining movie which keeps you amused throughout the entire film.Basil Rathbone as usual up to top form. Did he ever play anything but a scoundrel in all his movies? There are so many highlights it is difficult to choose any favorites,but the best would be at the end of the movie when Hope as Casanova is to be executed and appeals to the movie audience to spare him ,is one of the funniest scenes ever done.Next time you go to the movies take some popcorn with you and we may be able to save Bob from a fate worse than death.


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