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
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Did You Know?
When shooting moved to a film studio in Paris, Jack L. Warner
got cold feet about his decision to cut the original musical's songs, and ordered Joshua Logan
to shoot two of Panisse's numbers in case they decided to use them. Chevalier performed his first number perfectly, but when Logan tried cutting it into the film, he realized it wouldn't work. When he told Maurice Chevalier
, the singer was relieved. He had wanted this to be his first non-singing role in English. 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
[Talking to his son Marius
You know, sometimes I say that you make my life miserable. It's not true.
Version of Fanny
Music & Lyrics by Harold Rome See more