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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It's the one you'll love for years to come.
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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
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
[Torn between Fanny and his dream
Fanny. Only you can stop me. Now tell me that you love me. Tell me now!
Marius, I tell you... you are free to go.
Alright. Then it's settled. Each to his love! You will marry Panisse's money, and I will marry the sea!
Version of Fanny
Music & Lyrics by Harold Rome See more