Casanova ’70 (1965): Oscar Nominated Feature Starring Marcello Mastroianni

Marcello Mastroianni, at his most handsome and charming, is perfectly cast as the notorious lover Casanova pitted against a thoroughly modern woman.

This mythic and legendary hero has  been often depicted in movies, but this time around, he is portrayed with a different problem–the only time he finds sex interesting is when he feels that he is in danger. His job as NATO officer, answering to the name of Major Andrea Rossi, offers many opportunities for his sexual arousal,

Among the beautiful women he courts are Michele Mercier, Virna Lisi, and Marisa Mell.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Story and Screenplay (Original): Mario Monicelli, Tonino Guerra.

The winner was Frederic Raphael for “Darling.”

Running time: 113 Minutes.

Directed by: Mario Monicelli.

 August 11, 1965.