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Casanova's Big Night (1954)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy | 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.

Director:

Norman Z. McLeod

Writers:

Hal Kanter (written for the screen by), Edmund L. Hartmann (written for the screen by) (as Edmund Hartmann) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hope ... Pippo Popolino
Joan Fontaine ... Francesca Bruni
Audrey Dalton ... Donna Elena Di Gambetta
Basil Rathbone ... Lucio / Narrator
Hugh Marlowe ... Stefano Di Gambetta
Arnold Moss ... The Doge
John Carradine ... Minister Foressi
John Hoyt ... Maggiorin
Hope Emerson ... Duchess of Castelbello
Robert Hutton ... Raphael, Duc of Castelbello
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Emo the Murderer (as Lon Chaney)
Raymond Burr ... Minister Bragadin
Frieda Inescort ... Signora Di Gambetta
Primo Carnera Primo Carnera ... Corfa
Frank Puglia ... 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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The hilarious story of Casanova - history's greatest wolf !

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1954 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Casanova See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,500,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When a tablecloth catches onto Pippo during his dance with Elena, all the far-end plates and glass goblets adhere to the tablecloth, obviously glued. It's much funnier this way than a floor covered realistically in broken glass. 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

[frequently repeated phrase]
Pippo Popolino: Farffel farffel pippick.
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Connections

Version of Sins of Casanova (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Tic-A-Tic-A-Tic
by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Bob Hope (uncredited)
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Memorable line ...
7 February 2002 | by d-twentymanSee all my reviews

Although I haven't seen the film since the first run showing, I'll never forget the scene where Bob Hope (as Pippo Popolino aka Casanova) was in a gondola in Venice. He dips his finger in the water, sniffs it, and says "Canal Number 5."


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