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>
The great stage play now on the screen!
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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
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
You know Marius, I think it's about time you got married.
Now now, Marius. Don't take me for an idiot. I know you love Fanny.
Who told you?
My little finger.
Then that little finger is not so bright.
Version of Pagnol: Fanny
Music & Lyrics by Harold Rome See more