MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,877 this week

Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  19 May 1951 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 386 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 3 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3763 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 15 Jul 2012
 
a list of 98 titles
created 06 Sep 2012
 
a list of 104 titles
created 20 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 90 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)

Goodbye, My Fancy (1951) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Goodbye, My Fancy.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two English aristocrats pursue a rich American widow who may not be quite the person she claims to be.

Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Dorothy Arzner, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford, William Powell
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Count Armalia believes that the luck of birth is all that separates the rich from the poor. To test his theory, he sends Anni, who is a singer in a dive, to a ritzy resort for two weeks. ... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Arzner
Stars: Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Robert Young
Berserk (1967)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Monica Rivers is the owner and ringmaster of a traveling circus, and she'll stop at nothing to draw bigger audiences. When a series of mysterious murders begins to occur and some of her ... See full summary »

Director: Jim O'Connolly
Stars: Joan Crawford, Ty Hardin, Diana Dors
Johnny Guitar (1954)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A strong willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob, when she helps a wounded gang member.

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge
Strange Cargo (1940)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Convicts escaping from Devil's Island come under the influence of a strange Christ-like figure.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Ian Hunter
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Doris Day, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson
Dancing Lady (1933)
Certificate: Passed Musical | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone
Certificate: Passed Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore
Strait-Jacket (1964)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After a 20 year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior.

Director: William Castle
Stars: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson
Certificate: Passed Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Ramseys, David and Joyce (Barry Sullivan and Bette Davis), have been married for about 21 years and have two daughters (Betty Lynn and Peggie Castle)... See full synopsis »

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan, Jane Cowl
Certificate: Passed Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Mary and Larry are are a modestly successful skating team. Shortly after their marriage, Mary gets a picture contract, while Larry is sitting at home, out of work. To prove that he can ... See full summary »

Director: Reinhold Schünzel
Stars: Joan Crawford, James Stewart, Lew Ayres
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Agatha Reed
...
Doctor James Merrill
Frank Lovejoy ...
Matt Cole
...
Miss 'Woody' Woods
...
Virginia Merrill
...
Ellen Griswold
Howard St. John ...
Claude Griswold
Viola Roache ...
Miss Shackelford
...
Miss Birdshaw
Morgan Farley ...
Doctor Pitt
Virginia Gibson ...
Mary Nell Dodge
...
Professor Dingley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alvin ...
Jack White (scenes deleted)
Harlan Briggs ...
Janitor (scenes deleted)
...
Somers (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 May 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adeus, Meu Amor  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,312,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Instrumentals from the song 'I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan' serves as incidental music throughout the film. Written in 1929 by Arthur Schwartz and with lyrics by Howard Dietz, the song was featured in the films "The Little Show" and "The Band Wagon" and served as incidental music in "The Big Sleep." See more »

Quotes

Miss 'Woody' Woods: If you'll excuse me, I have some fudge in my briefcase.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Welcome to All Who Gather Here
(uncredited)
Written by Richard Kountz
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Uneven Mix of Laughs, Romance and Drama
28 January 2014 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Rather bizarre and uneven mix of comedy and drama features congresswoman Agatha Reed (Joan Crawford) going back to her college to receive an honorary degree. Her main reason for wanting to go back is so she can see a former love (Robert Young) who she was expelled from school for sneaking out to see. Once back on campus she ends up caught between him and a photographer (Frank Lovejoy). GOODBYE, MY FANCY has pretty much been forgotten over the years and it's easy to see why because it's really not part of Crawford's high standards, which she started six years earlier with MILDRED PIERCE and followed with some very impressive bits of work. This film here is mildly entertaining on a few levels but overall you've got to consider it a pretty disappointing picture. One of the biggest problems is that it runs 106-minutes and probably could have lost a good sixteen-minutes if not more. I say this because there's just so much going on in this picture and with so much happening the film just seems too long and uneven. The early portion of the film makes you think that we're in for some sort of weird comedy and we're given various silly scenes. Then the film because a rather bland romantic-comedy but things change yet again when we get a rather long political debate about freedom. I think the final twenty-five minutes or so are actually the best part of the film as the Crawford character tries to fight to get a film shown that tells young people some of the horrors that are out there. As for Crawford, she turns in a good performance but there's certainly nothing all that memorable here. This is the type of role should could do without trying but it's always nice seeing her. Young is pretty bland in his role but thankfully Lovejoy adds some energy when he's on screen. Eve Arden is good as the secretary and Janice Rule is also nice as Young's daughter. GOODBYE, MY FANCY really isn't going to appeal to many except for Crawford fans wanting to see everything she did.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What was controversial about the film within the film? AlBedoya
incorrrect information cruisemama98
as they walk toward the hall showing 'the film' ksf-2
DVD now available directly from Warner's webpage! simonhowson
' Joan and Janice' addison3
Discuss Goodbye, My Fancy (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?