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Casanova on Film

Various interpretations of Casanova on film have been appearing since the dawn of the moving picture -- some legitimate and serious, others... uh, not so. Below, a selected listing in chronological order:


Casanova (1918)
Hungary, Black and White, Silent
Directed by Alfréd Deésy
Screenplay by Izsó Barna, László Békeffi, Jenö Faragó and József Pakots

Cast:
Péter Andorffy
Viktor Costa
Norbert Dán
Alfréd Deésy - Casanova
László Faludi
Tessza Fodor
Annie Góth
Sandy Igolits
Richard Kornai
Ila Lóth
Bela Lugosi


Casanova (1927)
Also known as Casanova, the Prince of Adventure and The Loves of Casanova France, Black and White and Color, Silent
Directed by Alexandre Volkoff
Screenplay by Norbert Falk, Ivan Mosjoukine and Alexandre Volkoff

Cast:
Ivan Mosjoukine - Casanova
Suzanne Bianchetti - Catherine II
Diana Karenne - Maria, Duchess de Lardi
Jenny Jugo - Théreèse
Rina De Liguoro - Corticelli
Nina Koshetz - Countess Vorontzoff


Casanova (1928)
Germany, Black and White, Silent

Cast:
Anny Ahlers
Sig Arno
Wilhelm Bendow
Fritz Blankenhorn
Michael Bohnen - Casanova
Anni Frind


Casanova (1934)
France, Black and White
Directed by René Barberis
Screenplay by René Barberis

Cast:
Ivan Mosjoukine - Casanova
Jeanne Boitel - Anne Roman, Baronne de Meilly-Coulonge
Madeleine Ozeray - Angelica
Marcelle Denya - La Pompadour
Colette Darfeuil - La Corticelli
Marguerite Moreno - Madame Morin
Saturnin Fabre - M. Binetti


Les Aventures de Casanova (1947)
Also known as Loves of Casanova (USA)
France, Black and White
Directed by Jean Boyer
Screenplay by Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon

Cast:
Georges Guétary - Casanova
Gisèle Casadesus - Geneviève de Cerlin
Aimé Clariond - Don Luis
Albert Dinan - Jasmin
Jacqueline Gauthier - Coraline
Pierre Labry - Franois
Raymond Loyer - Maxime de Cerlin
Nolle Norman - Clotilde du Manoir
Marcel Pérès - Le sergent
Gisèle Préville - Mme Van Hope
Jean Tissier - Van Hope
Georges Tourreil - Piquebise


Adventures of Casanova (1948)
USA, English, Black and White
Directed by Roberto Gavaldón
Screenplay by Walter Bullock, Karen DeWolf and Crane Wilbur

Cast:
Arturo de Córdova - Casanova
Lucille Bremer - Lady Bianca
Turhan Bey - Lorenzo
John Sutton - Count de Brissac
George Tobias - Jacopo
Noreen Nash - Zanetta
Lloyd Corrigan - D'Albernasi
Fritz Leiber - D'Anneci


Adventures of Giacomo Casanova (1955)
Also known as Sins of Casanova and The Loves of Casanova
Italy, Color
Directed by Steno
Screenplay by Emo Bistolfi, Gian Bistolfi, Sandro Continenza, Lucio Fulci, Mario Guerra, Carlo Romano, and Steno

Cast:
Gabriele Ferzetti - Giacomo Casanova
Corinne Calvet - Louse de Chtillon
Irène Galter - Dolores
Nadia Gray - Teresa
Mara Lane - Barbara
Marina Vlady - La mariée
Carlo Campanini - Le valet
Aroldo Tieri - José
Anna Amendola - Gertrude
Florence Arnaud - Angelica
Fulvia Franco - Bettina
Lia Di Leo - Lucrezia
Nico Pepe - Bragadin
Nerio Bernardi - L'inquisiteur


Casanova (1971) (Television)
UK, Color
Directed by Mark Cullingham and John Glenister
Screenplay by Dennis Potter

Cast:
Frank Finlay - Giovanni Casanova
Norman Rossington - Lorenzo/Mr. Hart
Christine Noonan - Barberina
Zienia Merton -Christina
Victor Baring - Messer Grande
George Benson - Uncle
Geoffrey Wincott - Senator Bragadin
David Swift - Valenglart
Ania Marson - Anne Roman-Coupier
Patrick Newell - Schalon


Il Casanova di Federico Fellini (1976)
Adapted from the autobiography Histoire de ma vie
Also known as Fellini's Casanova (USA)
Italy, U.S.A., Color
Directed by Federico Fellini
Screenplay by Federico Fellini and Bernardino Zapponi

Cast:
Donald Sutherland - Giacomo Casanova
Tina Aumont - Henriette
Cicely Browne - Madame D'Urfe
Carmen Scarpitta - Madame Charpillon
Clara Algranti - Marcolina
Daniela Gatti - Giselda
Margaret Clementi - Sister Maddalena (as Margareth Clementi)


Some Like It Cool (1977)
Also known as Sex on the Run, The Amorous Mis-Adventures of Casanova, The Rise and Rise of Casanova
Austria, France, Italy, Color
Directed by Franz Antel
Screenplay by Tom Priman and Joshua Sinclair

Cast:
Tony Curtis - Giacomo Casanova
Marisa Berenson - The Caliph's Wife
Marisa Mell - Duchess of Cornaro
Sylva Koscina - The Prefect's Wife
Victor Spinetti - The Prefect
Olivia Pascal - Angela
Hugh Griffith - The Caliph
Britt Ekland - Countess Trivulzi


Casanova (1987) (Television)
U.K., U.S.A., West Germany, Italy, English, Color
Directed by Simon Langton
Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser

Cast:
Richard Chamberlain - Giacomo Casanova
Faye Dunaway - Madame D'Urfe
Sylvia Kristel - Maddalena
Ornella Muti - Henriette
Hanna Schygulla - Casanova's Mother
Sophie Ward - Jacqueline
Frank Finlay - Razetta
Roy Kinnear - Balbi
Kenneth Colley - Le Duc
Richard Griffiths - Cardinal
Jean-Pierre Cassel - Louis XV
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón - Therese


Le Retour de Casanova (1992)
Also known as The Return of Casanova
France, Color
Directed by Edouard Niermans
Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière and Arthur Schnitzler

Cast:
Alain Delon - Casanova
Fabrice Luchini - Camille
Elsa Lunghini - Marcolina
Wadeck Stanczak - Lorenzi
Delia Boccardo - Amelie
Gilles Arbona - Olivo
Violetta Sanchez - Marquise


Il Giovane Casanova (2002) (Television)
France, Italy, Germany, Color
Directed by Giacomo Battiato
Screenplay by Giacomo Battiato, Michael Hirst, and Nicola Lusuardi

Cast:
Stefano Accorsi - Giacomo Casanova
Thierry Lhermitte - Bernis
Cristiana Capotondi - Manon Baletti
Silvana De Santis - Widow Maniero
Catherine H. Flemming - Elena
Katja Flint - Madame de Pompadour
Jean Benguigui - Silhouette


Casanova (2004) (Television)
Germany, Color
Directed by Richard Blank
Screenplay by Richard Blank

Cast:
Michael Brandner - De Bernis
Elisabeth Endriss - Mutter von Bellino
Martina Gedeck - Madame De Roll
Lambert Hamel - Lorenzo
Mavie Hörbiger - Bellino/Teresa
Robert Hunger-Bhler - Casanova
Dietmar Mössmer - Arturo
Jan Unger - Parish clerk


Casanova (2005)
USA, Color
Directed by Lasse Hallström
Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher and Kimberly Simi

Cast:
Heath Ledger - Casanova
Sienna Miller - Francesca Bruni
Jeremy Irons - Pucci
Oliver Platt - Paprizzio
Lena Olin - Andrea
Omid Djalili - Lupo
Helen McCrory - Casanova's Mother
Tim McInnerny - The Doge
Charlie Cox - Giovanni Bruni
Natalie Dormer - Victoria
Philip Davis - Guardi



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