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Director:
Writers:
René Wheeler (original scenario) &
René Fallet (original scenario) ...
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Release Date:
4 May 1953 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Fanfan is a young handsome peasant. He joins the army to escape marriage and because a gipsy girl predicted... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gérard Philipe ... Fanfan La Tulipe (as Gérard Philipe du Théatre National Populaire)

Gina Lollobrigida ... Adeline La Franchise

Marcel Herrand ... Louis XV
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)

Geneviève Page ... La marquise de Pompadour
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
Jackie Blanchot ... Un soldat
Joé Davray ... Un soldat (as Joe Davray)

Gérard Buhr ... Un soldat
Georges Demas
Jean Parédès ... Le capitaine de la Houlette
Noël Roquevert ... La maréchal des logis Fier-à-Bras
Jean Debucourt ... La voix de l'historien (voice) (as Jean Debucourt de la Comédie Française)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry-Max ... Petit rôle (uncredited)
Guy Henry ... Petit rôle (uncredited)
Hiram Sherman ... Narrator (English version) (uncredited)
Françoise Spira ... Petit rôle (uncredited)
Paul Violette ... Petit rôle (uncredited)

Directed by
Christian-Jaque 
 
Writing credits
René Wheeler (original scenario) &
René Fallet (original scenario)

Christian-Jaque (adaptation) &
Henri Jeanson (adaptation) &
René Wheeler (adaptation)

Henri Jeanson (dialogue)

Produced by
Francis Cosne .... executive producer
Georges Dancigers .... executive producer
Alexandre Mnouchkine .... producer
 
Original Music by
Maurice Thiriet 
Georges Van Parys 
 
Cinematography by
Christian Matras 
 
Film Editing by
Jacques Desagneaux 
 
Production Design by
Robert Gys 
 
Set Decoration by
Pierre Charron 
Georges Kougoucheff 
 
Costume Design by
Marcel Escoffier 
 
Makeup Department
Carmen Brel .... makeup artist
Jean Lalaurette .... wig maker
 
Production Management
Maurice Hartwig .... unit manager
Francis Cosne .... production manager (uncredited)
Alexandre Mnouchkine .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raymond Villette .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Pierre Barbet .... property master
Henri Berger .... property master
Jacques Chalvet .... assistant set decorator
Claude Foucher .... assistant set decorator
Italo Tomassi .... construction department head: scenic artists (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jacques Carrère .... sound re-recording mixer
Lucien Lacharmoise .... sound recordist
Guy Villette .... sound assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernest Bourreaud .... camera operator
Alain Douarinou .... camera operator
Yves Mirkine .... still photographer
René Touillaud .... lighting technician
Albert Viguier .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Zay .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Claude Durand .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
P.M. Le Conte .... orchestra director
 
Other crew
Simone Bourdarias .... script supervisor (as Simonne Bourdarias)
André Gardère .... fencing master (as Gardère)
Gaucherand .... jewels designer
Claire Guibert .... voice dubbing: Gina Lollobrigida (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"Fanfan la Tulipe" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
102 min | Argentina:99 min | Italy:95 min
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Trivia:
Italian censorship visa # 12475 delivered on 31-7-1952.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in One Hundred and One Nights (1995)See more »

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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Superb fun!, 4 April 2009
Author: adrian290357 from Portugal

This is a tongue in cheek movie from the very outset with a voice-over that pokes fun at everything French and then produces a rather naif but very brave hero in Fanfan La Tulipe. Portrayed by the splendid Gerard Philippe, the dashing young man believes utterly in the fate curvaceous Lollobrigida foretells - notably that he will marry King Louis XV's daughter! Problem is, La Lollo soon find outs she too is in love with Fanfan...

Propelled by good sword fights, cavalcades, and other spirited action sequences the film moves at a brisk pace and with many comic moments. The direction is perhaps the weakest aspect but the film is so light and takes itself so un-seriously that I could not give those shortcomings a second thought. Look out for Noel Roquevert, a traditional heavy in French films, trying to steal La Lollo, making himself a nuisance, and feeding the script to the fortune teller that reads La Lollo's hand! And what a gem Marcel Herrand is as the megalomanous and lust-driven King Louis XV! That is not all: So many beautiful women in one film makes me wish I were in France and on the set back in 1952! The film may have come out that year but its verve, cheek, superb narration, immaculate photography and the memorable Gerard Philippe ensure that it remains modern and a pleasure to watch. I would not hesitate to recommend it to my grandchildren let alone to anyone who loves movies in general and swashbucklers in particular! Do see it!

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