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Fan-Fan the Tulip (1952)

Fanfan la Tulipe (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 4 May 1953 (USA)
Swashbuckling adventures of young army recruit Fanfan la Tulipe during the reign of King Louis XV in 18th century France.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Fanfan La Tulipe (as Gérard Philipe du Théatre National Populaire)
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Marcel Herrand ...
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 ...
Un soldat
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Storyline

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Particka: Episode #1.8 (2011) See more »

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One of the best movies ever made!
6 March 1999 | by (Marseilles,France) – See all my reviews

Gerard Phillipe is absolutely perfect in this movie, funny, tender, brave and lover.He gives a superior dimension to a movie which is even a masterpiece, as much by the other actors (Gina Lollobrigida:miaoooou!!) as by the story or the rhythm. Never boring, always creating new emotions: for me, the best french movie of all time.


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