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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We could fill every inch of this theatre telling you all about the wonderful time you're going to have with Fanny. We could tell you about Fanny and Marius...Fanny and Panisse...Fanny and Cesar...Fanny and her baby. We could tell you but maybe we'll let you because after you see Fanny you're going to tell everybody!
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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
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.
Remake of Port of Seven Seas
Music & Lyrics by Harold Rome See more