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Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)

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Congresswoman Agatha Reed returns to her alma mater for homecoming, although she's more interested in renewing her romance with an old flame who's now the college president. Their attempts ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Agatha Reed
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Doctor James Merrill
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Matt Cole
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Miss 'Woody' Woods
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Virginia Merrill
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Ellen Griswold
Howard St. John ...
Claude Griswold
Viola Roache ...
Miss Shackelford
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Miss Birdshaw
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Doctor Pitt
Virginia Gibson ...
Mary Nell Dodge
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Professor Dingley
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Jack White (scenes deleted)
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Janitor (scenes deleted)
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Somers (scenes deleted)
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Congresswoman Agatha Reed returns to her alma mater for homecoming, although she's more interested in renewing her romance with an old flame who's now the college president. Their attempts at rekindling any sparks are thwarted by the arrival of another rival for her affections and the showing of her controversial film which could put her former beau's job in jeopardy. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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No one holds a candle to Joan -- when Joan is carrying the torch!

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Comedy | Romance

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19 May 1951 (USA)  »

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Adeus, Meu Amor  »

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$1,312,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Janice Rule. See more »

Goofs

Agatha picks up a cigarette and table lighter just before Dr. Pitt comes into her room. She stands and holds them both, the cigarette unlit for the remainder of the scene. See more »

Quotes

Virginia Merrill: Come on, Mary Nell, let's leave Miss Reed alone with her memories.
Miss 'Woody' Woods: Miss Reed is alone with her memories; outside under a tree.
Virginia Merrill: Then who're...
Miss 'Woody' Woods: Me? I just carry the typewriter.
Virginia Merrill: Oh, you're her secretary! Oh, I'm so glad!
Miss 'Woody' Woods: Well, don't shoot off any firecrackers!
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Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

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Alma Mater
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Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
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Joan in Roz territory
12 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a part that was tailor made for Rosalind Russell but that she had to pull out of at the last minute Joan Crawford gets a chance to shade her diamond hard persona somewhat in this tale of remembered love.

It's really a story of how we remember people and how time changes them. The part and Joan aren't a perfect fit but she does try and does a decent job of it. As in Mildred Pierce she and Eve Arden interact wonderfully and their few scenes have a nice snap.

Actually Joan's casting isn't the only one that seems off. While Robert Young is fine as the conflicted college president Frank Lovejoy is wrong as the inquisitive reporter. He was a good tough guy actor but Robert Montgomery or Clark Gable would have been more suitable, the part is the second lead so neither would have considered it.

Someone who is perfectly cast however is the wonderful Lurene Tuttle, as the seemingly simpleminded college chum of Joan. She is funny and touching and steals any scene she's in with ease.

The film does have a message about being true to your ideals but is mostly a bittersweet romance and an enjoyable one at that.


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