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Casanova (1927)

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Credited cast:
Ivan Mozzhukhin ... Casanova (as Ivan Mosjoukine)
Suzanne Bianchetti Suzanne Bianchetti ... Catherine II
Diana Karenne ... Maria, Duchess de Lardi
Jenny Jugo ... Thérèse
Rina De Liguoro Rina De Liguoro ... Corticelli
Nina Koshetz Nina Koshetz ... Countess Vorontzoff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aslanoff Aslanoff ... Ami de Casanova
Bondineff Bondineff ... Officier ennemi de Casanova
Raymond Bouamerane Raymond Bouamerane ... Djimmy (as Bouamerane)
Olga Day Olga Day ... Lady Stanhope
Albert Decoeur Albert Decoeur ... Duc de Bayreuth
Devars Devars ... Mari
Dimitri Dimitriev Dimitri Dimitriev ... Lord Stanhope (as Dimitrieff)
Paul Franceschi Paul Franceschi ... Sbire
Paul Guidé Paul Guidé ... Gregori Orloff
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A thrilling close-up of the amorous escapades of the world's gayest and most persistent lover. The picture sensation of the year! (Print Ad- Nashua telegraph, ((Nashua, NH)) 16 March 1929)

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Biography | Drama

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France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 February 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casanova, o Galante Aventureiro See more »

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Silent

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Black and White (hand-colored)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of Some Like It Cool (1977) See more »

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rare silent adventure, beautifully restored
9 November 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

The legendary libertine comes to life in this mammoth, late silent French production, resurrected by the Cinemathéque François and restored to its original brilliance, complete with hand tinted costumes and fireworks in the climactic festival scenes. The panoramic location photography and lavish re-creation of decadent 18th century Venice make the film a visually spectacular, picaresque epic, following the title character through various chases, rescues, romantic liaisons, and hairbreadth escapes, spanning the continent from Italy to Russia and back again. With his athletic build and hypnotic gaze (the better to make women swoon) the celebrated lover is made to resemble, at least physically, an odd cross between Buster Keaton and Bela Lugosi's Dracula, but by the end of the film he is transformed from an indulgent ne'er-do-well into a charming and, at times, heroic scoundrel. Variations of the same story have been told many times since, but never with such energy or style.


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