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Fanfan la Tulipe
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Release Date:
4 May 1953 (USA) See more »
Fanfan is a young handsome peasant. He joins the army to escape marriage and because a gipsy girl predicted... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (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
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)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Fanfan la Tulipe" - Italy (original title)
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102 min | Argentina:99 min | Italy:95 min
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Italian censorship visa # 12475 delivered on 31-7-1952.See more »
Continuity: Fanfan's white trousers get dirty from falling off a horse, but in the next scene they are clean.See more »
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
One of the funniest movies I've ever seen., 17 September 2001
Author: Randolph from Sacramento, California

I remember this movie from the 50s when I was in college. It is one of the funniest satires of American Westerns that I have ever seen. I'm only sorry that I have not been able to see it recently and that it is is not out on tape or DVD. It is a real treat.

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