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Casanova Brown (1944)

Approved | | Comedy | 14 September 1944 (Mexico)
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, Cass kidnaps the infant to keep her ... See full summary »

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Sam Wood

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Floyd Dell (play), Nunnally Johnson | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Emory Parnell ... Frank
Isobel Elsom ... Mrs. Ferris
Halliwell Hobbes ... Charles
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Hicks
Larry Olsen ... Junior (as Larry Joe Olsen)
Irving Bacon ... Hotel Manager
Dorothy Tree ... Nurse Clark
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Storyline

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, Cass kidnaps the infant to keep her from being adopted. Isabel's parents hunt for the child and discover that Cass and Isabel are still hopelessly in love. Written by Anonymous

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Don Juan did all right in his day...but he was a piker compared to Casanova Brown See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1944 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Casanova Júnior See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Patricia Collinge and Teresa Wright also played mother and daughter in Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of A Doubt. See more »

Quotes

Isabel Drury: Everybody's a stranger to a newborn baby. Don't you understand? She doesn't know anybody.
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Version of Papa sans le savoir (1932) See more »

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Johnson produces another gem
7 October 2002 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

Enchanting, wittily written screwball comedy about a supposed bachelor, on the eve of his wedding, who discovers he may have fathered a child by a previous marriage that only lasted a week or so. His prospective father-in-law (Morgan), eager to rescue him from any marriage, encourages him to investigate. When he discovers his young divorcee plans to give the baby up for adoption (or pretends to), he kidnaps the infant and tries to raise it with the help of a small hotel's staff. Of course, much comedy ensues. The story is handled well and the humor light and effective, but Wright's character is not well drawn and her relationship with Cooper seems a bit forced. Cooper is well developed and the comic situations are amusing.


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