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Fan-Fan the Tulip (1952)
"Fanfan la Tulipe" (original title)

 -  Adventure | Comedy | Romance  -  4 May 1953 (USA)
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Fanfan is a young handsome peasant. He joins the army to escape marriage and because a gipsy girl predicted he will get glory and the king's daughter as a wife. But the gipsy girl was in ... See full summary »

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Fanfan La Tulipe (as Gérard Philipe du Théatre National Populaire)
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Olivier Hussenot ...
Tranche-Montagne
Henri Rollan ...
Le maréchal d'Estrée (as Henri Rollan de la Comédie Française)
Nerio Bernardi ...
La Franchise
Jean-Marc Tennberg ...
Monsieur Lebel (as Jean Marc Tennberg)
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Sylvie Pelayo ...
Henriette de France
Lolita De Silva ...
La dame d'honneur (as Lolita de Silva)
Irène Young ...
Marion
Georgette Anys ...
Madame Tranche-Montagne
Hennery ...
Guillot
Lucien Callamand ...
Le maréchal de Brandebourg
Gil Delamare ...
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Fanfan is a young handsome peasant. He joins the army to escape marriage and because a gipsy girl predicted he will get glory and the king's daughter as a wife. But the gipsy girl was in fact Adeline, the daughter of the recruiting officer. Once he has discovered the stratagem, Fanfan refuses to forget this dream and decides to fulfill the destiny of the fake prediction. Fantastic swashbuckling adventures in a 18th century setting, with a light criticism of the war and the mighty. Written by Yepok

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 12475 delivered on 31-7-1952. See more »

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This is a fun film not to be taken as history, but it is supposed to be set in the Seven Years War in the 18th Century. The troops are carrying percussion cap rifles from the 1860s. See more »

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Referenced in One Hundred and One Nights (1995) See more »

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greatest story ever told?
26 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Okay, perhaps not, but it certainly is a very good adventure-comedy! One of the best of its kind. It has everything: romance, swordfights, abductions, witty bantering between characters, sly remarks about war. And it can boast of inspired casting, with Gérard Philipe at his romantic peak, all handsome and dashing, with soulful eyes, sensitive features, and a beautiful, velvety speaking voice. A very young Gina Lollobrigida was never more alluring, and the stupid villain, the amorous king Louis, and the slimy royal valet Lébel are all great character actors. In fact there's never a dull moment in this gem of a French film! And didn't it win the main prize at Cannes?


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