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?
Joshua Logan was anxious to replicate the success of Gigi (1958) and according to Leslie Halliwell insisted on a publicity campaign for "Joshua Logan's 'Fanny' ", until the double meaning was explained to him. See more
During the opening credits, the captain makes several turns of the wheel which would have caused the ferry to turn while crossing the harbor. The shots through the ferry showing the background and the overhead shot reflect no change in the straight line course. See more
[Staring lovingly at the sea, and a sail boat coming into the harbour
I want to be on that ship!
Music & Lyrics by Harold Rome See more