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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)
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Panisse's Elder Brother
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Storyline

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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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! See more »

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Eine Liebe in Marseille  »

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Trivia

Audrey Hepburn turned down the title role. See more »

Goofs

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

Fanny: Why weren't you at the dance last night?
Marius: Well, I can live without dancing.
Fanny: I dance practically every dance with Victor. Very good dancer. Very polite and clever too.
Marius: Victor? Is he that little boy with the large pimples?
Fanny: Oh the pimples are all gone now.
Marius: I'm glad to hear it.
Fanny: They've been replaced by boils.
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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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This is a must see movie. Chevalier & Boyer were unbelievable and Caron enchanting. Dialogue was the best in any movie I've ever seen. Enchanting, heartwarming, pathos, I can't say enough good about this movie. Is this how the French converse. If so, Viva La France!


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