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Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  19 May 1951 (USA)
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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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Agatha Reed
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Doctor James Merrill
Frank Lovejoy ...
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
Morgan Farley ...
Doctor Pitt
Virginia Gibson ...
Mary Nell Dodge
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Professor Dingley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alvin ...
Jack White (scenes deleted)
Harlan Briggs ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Adeus, Meu Amor  »

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$1,312,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "Goodbye, My Fancy" by Fay Kanin opened at the Morosco Theater in New York on November 17, 1948 and ran for 446 performances. 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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Glorious Month of June
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Music by J.L. Gilbert
Lyrics by William H. Gardner
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An engrossing romance with a strong anti-McCarthyism subtext
5 April 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

What plays on the surface as a "romantic triangle" film carries a strong anti-McCarthyism message. Robert Young is the once-idealistic President of an exclusive Women's College who years earlier had trysted with Joan Crawford, a Congresswoman who has made a film depicting aspects of injustice. Crawford wants to reunite with Young and have the film played during Graduation Weekend. The school's trustees don't want the film shown, thinking it too "dangerous" for their students to see. The characters' arguments about democratic values play well with a modern audience, and both the political and the romantic aspects of the plot unfold in an engrossing and entertaining manner.


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