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Casanova Brown (1944)

Casanova Brown (1944)

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When he finds out his ex-wife has just had his child and plans to give her up for adoption, a timid English instructor dashes to the child's rescue and attempts to care for her in a hotel room. Before too long, however, his new fiancee and his ex confront him and he must decide what he will do. This light comedy starring Gary Cooper, Theresa Wright and Anita Louise garnered Oscar nominations for Sound and Art Direction and was previously filmed under the title Little Accident in 1930 and 1939.

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Cast

Gary Cooper
as Casanova (Cass) Brown
Teresa Wright
as Isabel Drury
Frank Morgan
as Mr. Ferris
Anita Louise
as Madge Ferris
Edmund Breon
as Mr. Drury
Jill Esmond
as Dr. Zernerke
Emory Parnell
as Frank, the Bell Captain
Isobel Elsom
as Mrs. Ferris
Mary Treen
as Monica Case, the Maid
Byron Foulger
as Fletcher
Sarah Padden
as Landlady
Eloise Hardt
as Doris Ferris
Frederick Burton
as Reverend Dean
Robert Dudley
as Marriage Clerk
Isabelle La Mal
as Clerk's Wife
Florence Lake
as Nurse Phillips
Ann Evers
as Nurse Petherbridge
Frances Morris
as Nurse Gillespie
Kay Deslys
as Fat Woman Patient
Ottola Nesmith
as Patient's Nurse
Lorna Dunn
as X-Ray Nurse
Kelly Flint
as X-ray Nurse
Julia Faye
as X-Ray Nurse
Dorothy Tree
as Nurse Clark
Isabel Withers
as Nurse Who Helps Casanova
Irving Bacon
as Hotel Manager
James Burke
as O'Leary
Francis Sayles
as Elevator Operator
Phil Tead
as License Clerk
'Snub' Pollard
as Father at Baby Window
Harry "Snub" Pollard
as Father at Baby Window
Grace Cunard
as Woman at Baby Window
Verna Kornman
as Woman at Baby Window
Ann Luther
as Woman at Baby Window
Marion Gray
as Woman at Baby Window
Sada Simmons
as Woman at Baby Window
Cecil Stewart
as Organist
Lelah Tyler
as Switchboard Operator
Mary Young
as Mrs. Dean
John Brown
as Fire Chief
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Critic Reviews for Casanova Brown

All Critics (1)

Cooper gives a charming performance as the timid teacher caught between two women, ex-wife and fiancee, but the fun resides in watching the macho star hold, feed, and raise a baby (long before Three Men and Cradle)

Full Review… | September 30, 2009
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Casanova Brown

While I was there I met a girl. Casanova Brown is a very awkward man. He was initially married, just finished a divorce, and is in the process of marrying another; however, his first wife tells him she is pregnant. During the process he is informed she plans to give the child up for adoption so he kidnaps the baby and becomes an overbearing father. The police and his ex-wife are on the hunt for Casanova Brown. "...if I had a gun..." "Would you like mine, sir?" Sam Wood, director of Madame X, Raffles, Our Town, Lord Jeff, Whipsaw, Stablemates, Navy Blue and Gold, Stamboul Quest, and The Girl from Missouri, delivers Casanova Brown. The storyline for this picture is very mediocre and not well done. The film felt extremely unrealistic and the comedic content was stale. The acting was just okay and the cast includes Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Frank Morgan, and Anita Louise. "Is this the same fella that is supposed to marry all the others?" I came across this old Cooper film on Netflix and had to add it to my queue. This was kind of disappointing and the plot was clumsy and painful at times. The script could have been better. I recommend skipping this. "You're just a horror, Mr. Casanova." Grade: C-

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Rather minor comedy, Gary Cooper seems a bit miscast, but he is always good. Excellent supporting cast, good score and art direction. Cute but not very memorable, light and entertaining.

James Higgins
James Higgins

Rather minor comedy, Gary Cooper seems a bit miscast, but he is always good. Excellent supporting cast, good score and art direction. Cute but not very memorable, light and entertaining.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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