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Fanny -- A love story set in Marseilles, France

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Director:
Writers:
S.N. Behrman (play) and
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Release Date:
28 June 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Fanny is Life. Fanny is Love. See more »
Plot:
A love triangle between a young woman, a rich 60-something man and an aspiring sailor set in early 20th century Marseilles. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Leslie Caron ... Fanny

Maurice Chevalier ... Panisse

Charles Boyer ... Cesar

Horst Buchholz ... Marius
Georgette Anys ... Honorine (Fanny's Mother)
Salvatore Baccaloni ... Escartifique (Ferryboat Captain) (as Baccaloni)

Lionel Jeffries ... Monsieur Brun (The Englishman)
Raymond Bussières ... The Admiral (as Raymond Bussieres)
Joël Flateau ... Cesario (Fanny's Son) (as Joel Flateau)
Victor Francen ... Panisse's Elder Brother
Paul Bonifas ... The Postman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Ary ... Sailor (uncredited)
Daniel Crohem ... (uncredited)
Dominique Davray ... Woman #1 at fish market (uncredited)
Germaine Delbat ... Louis Panisse's Wife (uncredited)
Clément Harari ... (uncredited)
Maguy Horiot ... (uncredited)
Moustache ... (uncredited)
Jean Ozenne ... Consumer (uncredited)
Jean Panisse ... Passer-by (uncredited)
Pâquerette ... (uncredited)
Hélène Tossy ... Woman #2 at fish market (uncredited)
René Tramoni ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joshua Logan 
 
Writing credits
S.N. Behrman (play) and
Joshua Logan (play)

Marcel Pagnol (from the Marseilles trilogy by)

Julius J. Epstein (screenplay)

Produced by
Ben Kadish .... associate producer
Joshua Logan .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harold Rome 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Cardiff (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William Reynolds  (as William H. Reynolds)
 
Art Direction by
Rino Mondellini 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Turlure 
 
Costume Design by
Anne-Marie Marchand 
 
Makeup Department
Michel Deruelle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ludmilla Goulian .... production manager
Paul Laffargue .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michel Romanoff .... assistant director
Hank Moonjean .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jean Monchablon .... sound
Dick Vorisek .... sound (as Richard Vorisek)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Zinn .... special photo art
 
Music Department
Harold Rome .... music and lyrics by: based upon the play "Fanny"
Morris Stoloff .... conductor
Morris Stoloff .... music supervisor
Harry Sukman .... music adaptor
 
Other crew
Joseph Curtis .... dialogue coach
Joshua Logan .... production: produced on the stage by: Based upon the play "Fanny"
David Merrick .... produced on the stage by: Based upon the play "Fanny"
 

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Runtime:
134 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The New York production of "Fanny" opened at the Majestic Theater in New York on November 4, 1954 and ran for 888 performances.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
Escartifique:[First lines] Full steam ahead!See more »
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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Fanny, 23 July 2005
Author: piseas49 from United States

I saw this movie when I was but 11 yrs. old. I am now 56 yrs. old but I have never forgotten its simple beauty, and the powerful emotion portrayed by actors who were expert at their craft. It is a classic, definitely worth seeing.

The story transports you to a world less glamorous, but full of charm and it reflects the passion of young love, the desperation of a girl "in trouble," and it explores the depth of a woman's love for a man, even when he cannot return that love, and for her child. It teaches that a sperm donor does not a father make, but shows how mutual respect can foster great admiration and loyalty, leading to their own special kind of love.

This movie has everything that one can consider good entertainment: the characters are colorful if not intense, the background music is pleasing, the language is acceptable for all ages, there is humor and there are tears. It is one of my all-time favorite movies, in company with the likes of Love is a Many Splendored Thing.

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