Almost 19-year-old Marius feels himself in a rut in Marseille, his life planned for him by his cafe'-owning father, and he longs for the sea. The night before he is to leave on a 5-year voyage, Fanny, a girl he grew up with, reveals that she is in love with him, and he discovers that he is in love with her. He must choose between an exciting life at sea, and a boring life with the woman he loves. And Fanny must choose between keeping the man she loves, and letting him live the life he seems to want. Written by
John Oswalt <email@example.com>
Fanny is Life. Fanny is Love.
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Did You Know?
This production of "Fanny" began as a hit Broadway musical in 1954, with the libretto co-authored by Joshua Logan
, who also directed the show, which starred Ezio Pinza
, in his last stage role before his death, as Cesar, Walter Slezak
as Panisse, and Florence Henderson
as Fanny. When the musical was filmed, Logan stayed on as director, and the film was faithful to the show, except for the fact that Logan dropped all of the songs and simply used them as background scoring. See more
Near the end of the film, when Panisse looks from his bed, the angle is such that he could not possibly see the boy, Cesario, jumping on the trampoline. See more
Do you know where I've just come from?
Panisse's. I told him I could no marry him.
Are you sure you did the right thing?
Version of The Golden Anchor
Music & Lyrics by Harold Rome See more