Casanova's Big Night Review

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A meek tailor thinks his wooing will be helped if he assumes the identity of the famous Casanova...who's deeply in debt


Casanova, an unbilled Vincent Price, escapes his debtors by letting an insignificant worm (Bob Hope) take his place and reputation. A frothy 50s comedy, aping Hope’s earlier success with Monsieur Beaucaire, but not up to that standard.

However, it does have Basil Rathbone’s sneering, and on the video version a hilarious multiple choice ending feature , where you the audience get to decide whether you want to see “the Paramount ending” (Bob’s head rolling in the basket) or “the Bob Hope ending” (Bob escapes the headsman, kills the villains and gets the girl).

Worth a look for Hope's laugh a minute turn.