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Fanny (1961)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  28 June 1961 (USA)
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A love triangle between a young woman, a rich 60-something man and an aspiring sailor set in early 20th century Marseilles.

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Cesario (Fanny's Son) (as Joel Flateau)
Victor Francen ...
Panisse's Elder Brother
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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 <jao@jao.com>

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28 June 1961 (USA)  »

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Eine Liebe in Marseille  »

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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Cesar: You know Marius, I think it's about time you got married.
Marius: Me? Why?
Cesar: Now now, Marius. Don't take me for an idiot. I know you love Fanny.
Marius: Who told you?
Cesar: [Sarcastic] My little finger.
Marius: Then that little finger is not so bright.
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Version of Pagnol: Fanny (1977) See more »

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Fanny
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Music & Lyrics by Harold Rome
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Well acted, beautiful love story.
31 March 2000 | by (Hawthorne California) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in 1961 and was so moved by it, that it is now one of my all time favorites. Leslie Caron stole my heart then and now. Charles Boyer was fantastic. The dialogue was especially intelligent. The music was superb.


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