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Casanova's Big Night (1954) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and produced by Paul Jones.

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Classic Films in Focus: CASANOVA'S BIG NIGHT (1954)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 28, 2012 From Virtual Virago

You'd think a star-studded costume comedy like Casanova's Big Night (1954) would have everything it needed to be a huge success, but it never quite comes together. Perhaps it's Bob Hope's awkward brand of humor that doesn't quite suit the material, or the embarrassment of seeing heavyweight characte... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: CASANOVA'S BIG NIGHT (1954)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 28, 2012 From Virtual Virago

You'd think a star-studded costume comedy like Casanova's Big Night (1954) would have everything it needed to be a huge success, but it never quite comes together. Perhaps it's Bob Hope's awkward brand of humor that doesn't quite suit the material, or the embarrassment of seeing heavyweight characte... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: CASANOVA'S BIG NIGHT (1954)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 28, 2012 From Virtual Virago

You'd think a star-studded costume comedy like Casanova's Big Night (1954) would have everything it needed to be a huge success, but it never quite comes together. Perhaps it's Bob Hope's awkward brand of humor that doesn't quite suit the material, or the embarrassment of seeing heavyweight characte... Read full article


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Francesca Bruni: Your lips are fire.
Pippo Popolino: I know. Saves a fortune on matches.


Pippo Popolino: This is Lucio, my food taster.
Foressi: Your food taster?
Pippo Popolino: Yes, and you can't get a good food taster these days. The slightest hint of poison and they quit!
Francesca Bruni: [After laughter] Lucio is my cousin's ninth food taster!
Pippo Popolino: Tenth - counting Mother!


Francesca Bruni: I am his first cousin.
Pippo Popolino: First by a mile!


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Vincent Price lost credit for his performance as the real Casanova when he was caught up in the McCarthy-era "Red Scare" hysteria that swept the US in the 1950s.
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