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Fanny -- A love story set in Marseilles, France

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Director:
Writers:
S.N. Behrman (play) and
Joshua Logan (play) ...
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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 »
NewsDesk:
(20 articles)
Fanny Continues Daniel Auteuil's Stagy Revival of the Marcel Pagnol Trilogy
 (From Village Voice. 15 July 2014, 9:00 PM, PDT)

Fanny | Review
 (From ioncinema. 15 July 2014, 8:00 AM, PDT)

Marius | Review
 (From ioncinema. 3 July 2014, 10:00 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Wish I could see this gem in letterbox, not pan and scan! See more (42 total) »

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)

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)

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Trivia:
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 »
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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Soundtrack:
FannySee more »

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27 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Wish I could see this gem in letterbox, not pan and scan!, 22 October 2005
Author: stancym from United States

This is one of the sweetest movies ever made, without being "sickeningly sweet." The characters are funny and interesting. All kinds of love are depicted here--parental love, romantic love, love between friends. The characters are very much products of the time and place they live in--Marseille, France, before World War 2. They are steeped in Catholic tradition, which contributes to their inner struggles at times.

The problems of Fanny and Marius might seem dated, and yet the conflict between pleasing parents and following one's heart remains relevant today for many young people. Father-son relationships are as complex today as they were then. Bullying parents may not be as plentiful, or as extreme, as they were in the time FANNY is set, but they still exist.

This is a beautiful film, the right mix of sentimentality and humor. I have only seen it on VHS in pan and scan. There is one place where Marius and Fanny are partially cropped to fit the TV screen, unfortunate but it does not spoil the film.

PUZZLE: I don't know why gorgeous Horst Buchholz didn't get more acclaim for this film from critics at the time or reviewers like me, on this site. He was a young German playing a young Frenchman. But no French or American actor could have played the part better. He expressed angst and love very realistically.

This is a great film for women and for men with a romantic streak, lovers of French stories and locales, and Caron or Boyer admirers. The wrap-up in the last quarter of the film is not perfect, but the film as a whole is a 10, and the lovely score will stay with you!

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