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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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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:
Jack White (scenes deleted)
Harlan Briggs ...
Janitor (scenes deleted)
Somers (scenes deleted)


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 <>

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


Comedy | Romance





Release Date:

19 May 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adeus, Meu Amor  »

Box Office


$1,312,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Dr. James Merrill and Agatha Reed recite the beginning of the poem by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892), "Good-Bye My Fancy," which gave the title to this movie: "Good-bye my Fancy! / Farewell dear mate, dear love! / I'm going away, I know not where, / Or to what fortune, or whether I may ever see you again, / So Good-bye my Fancy." See more »


Ellen Griswold: You don't get expelled for staying out all night, unless there is a man connected with it. Who was it, Ag?
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Referenced in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »


Alma Mater
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
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19 August 2000 | by ( LOS ANGELES) – See all my reviews

A great movie with three of my favorite movie stars: Robert Young, Eve Arden and Joan Crawford. This movie makes no concessions whatsoever to "popular" taste. It doesn't insult one's intelligence. It makes a passionate plea for free speech. Some would surely call it communist propaganda. Joan Crawford was however absurdly miscast as a flaming liberal politician. The real Joan was, I think, conservative. She ended her life as the chair of Pepsi! But somehow she captivates. Her diction is solid, her acting measured, always dignified, and her movies are darn good (she never played the Queen of Sheba, or some other "historic" nonsense). Robert Young is impeccable too, far more impressive, intelligent, than a whole host of bigger stars, but his non-muscular persona confines him to the parlor. I can hardly believe he was an alcoholic.

I thought STORM CENTER (1955) was the first free speech movie. Still, the fact remains, that STORM CENTER is more direct, powerful, dramatic and dashing. Unfortunately, the censors seems to have had the last word about THAT anti-censorship film. STORM CENTER has never been shown on TV (as far as I know) and it is not available on video. Something should be done to bring back this and other forgotten classics.

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