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Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)

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
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Claude Griswold
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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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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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$1,130,000 (USA)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

Agatha Reed: You mustn't mind Woody, her mind's always on the tip of her tongue.
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Connections

Version of Leb wohl, mein Traum (1963) 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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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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