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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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Disappointing, apart from Lollobrigida See more (18 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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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Additional Details

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:
Continuity: Fanfan's white trousers get dirty from falling off a horse, but in the next scene they are clean.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in One Hundred and One Nights (1995)See more »

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12 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing, apart from Lollobrigida, 27 December 2004
Author: Lars Gorzelak Pedersen from Aarhus, Denmark

I had two reasons for watching this swashbuckler when it aired on Danish television yesterday. First of all, I wanted to see Gina Lollobrigida - and here I wasn't disappointed. She looked gorgeous. Second of all, through reading about the film I had gotten the impression that it featured absurd humor not unlike that which can be found in Philippe de Broca's films. On this account, however, I was sadly disappointed. I found the jokes predictable (apart from a few witty remarks on the topic of war) and the characters completely one-dimensional. Also, the action scenes were done in a strangely mechanical and uninspired fashion, with no sense of drama at all. I kept watching until the end, but I got bored very quickly and just sat there, waiting for the scenes with Lollobrigida.

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