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Director:
Writers:
Isobel Lennart (book)
Isobel Lennart (from the original story by: based on the play with)
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Release Date:
19 September 1968 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
People who see FUNNY GIRL are the luckiest people in the world!
Plot:
Plain faced Fanny Brice rises to stardom on the New York Vaudeville Stage and maintains a turbulent marriage with suave gambler Nick Arnstein. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 6 wins & 16 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Fanny's Marital Problems Aren't Minor See more (70 total) »

Cast

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Barbra Streisand ... Fanny Brice

Omar Sharif ... Nick Arnstein
Kay Medford ... Rose Brice

Anne Francis ... Georgia James

Walter Pidgeon ... Florenz Ziegfeld
Lee Allen ... Eddie Ryan

Mae Questel ... Mrs. Strakosh

Gerald Mohr ... Branca

Frank Faylen ... Keeney
Mittie Lawrence ... Emma
Gertrude Flynn ... Mrs. O'Malley
Penny Santon ... Mrs. Meeker
John Harmon ... Company Manager

Thordis Brandt ... Ziegfeld Girl
Bettina Brenna ... Ziegfeld Girl
Virginia Ann Ford ... Ziegfeld Girl
Alena Johnston ... Ziegfeld Girl
Karen Lee ... Ziegfeld Girl
Mary Jane Mangler ... Ziegfeld Girl
Inga Neilsen ... Ziegfeld Girl
Sharon Vaughn ... Ziegfeld Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lillian Adams ... Pushcart Woman (uncredited)
Peter Adams ... Card Player (uncredited)
Charles Akins ... (uncredited)
Kristin Andersen ... Fanny Cousin (uncredited)
Martin Ashe ... First Nighter (uncredited)
Al Avalon ... Card Player (uncredited)
Chela Bacigalupo ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Frank Baron ... Regan (uncredited)
Bobbie Bates ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Rudy Battaglia ... Joey (uncredited)
Richard S. Baughn ... Branca's Aide (uncredited)
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Western Union Boy (uncredited)
Donald Bradburn ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Card Player (uncredited)
Blanche Bronte ... Woman in Window (uncredited)
Phyllis Brown ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Buddy Bryant ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Fletcher Bryant ... Photographer (uncredited)
Barbara Burgess ... Mirror Girl (uncredited)
Irving Burns ... Dentist (uncredited)
Gene Callahan ... Captain (uncredited)
Kyra Carleton ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Nancee Charles ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Robert Christian ... Messenger (uncredited)

Roy Clark ... Dancer (uncredited)
Sterling Clark ... Dancer (uncredited)

Ruth Clifford ... Maid (uncredited)
Beverly Cole ... Ziegfield Girl (uncredited)
Jerome Collamore ... Milkman (uncredited)
Gene Columbus ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Daniel Cook ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Cis Corman ... Ziegfield Girl (uncredited)
Tom Cound ... Waiter (uncredited)
Chris Cranston ... Ziegfeld Girl (uncredited)
Leon Daniels ... Card Player (uncredited)
Diane Davis ... Candelabra Girl (uncredited)
Gayle Davis ... Chandelier Girl (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Doorman at Keeney's (uncredited)
Lavina Dawson ... Sadie (uncredited)
Marcel De la Brosse ... Paul - Waiter (uncredited)
Margarita de Saá White ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Pepe J. DeChiazza ... Skater (uncredited)
Jack Del Rio ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Dennis ... Newsman (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Card Player (uncredited)
Joanna DiGiovanna ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Joseph Dolphin ... Photographer (uncredited)
Pat Doty ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
John Downing ... Boy on Henry Street (uncredited)
Barrie Duffus ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Kevin Edwards ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Edith Emelyne ... Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
Sheila English ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Lynn Fields ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
John Frayer ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Larry Gelman ... Newsman (uncredited)
Lloyd Gough ... Bill Fallon, Lawyer (uncredited)
Janet Hadland ... Bride (uncredited)
Dann E. Hadzick ... Card Player (uncredited)
Viola Harris ... First Nighter (uncredited)
John Hawke ... Card Player (uncredited)
Howard Henderson ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Hildegard ... Mirror Girl (uncredited)
Barbara Houston ... Ziegfield Girl (uncredited)
Linda Howe ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)

Craig Huxley ... Hecky (uncredited)
Jeri Jamerson ... Skater / Dancer (uncredited)
Rini Jarmon ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Backstage Spectator (uncredited)
Howard Jeffrey ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Elaine Joyce ... Keeney Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Jack Kassabian ... Assistant Photographer (uncredited)
Adam Kaufman ... Little Boy (uncredited)

Paul Keith ... Choreographer (uncredited)
Sherwood Keith ... Doorman (uncredited)
Ingeborg Kjeldsen ... Opera Singer (uncredited)
Norma Jean Kron ... Customer (uncredited)
George LaFave ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)

Sherry Lansing ... Girlfriend (uncredited)
Abe Lax ... Tie Peddler (uncredited)
Frances Weintraub Lax ... Pushcart Woman / Woman on Henry Street (uncredited)
Pam Leho ... Chandelier Girl (uncredited)
Robert Locke Lorraine ... Butler (uncredited)
Arlyn E. Loynd ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Freeman Lusk ... Judge (uncredited)
Lester Mack ... (uncredited)
Sonya Mahler ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Michael Mark ... Halvah Peddler (uncredited)
Katherine Marking ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Kathy Martin ... Bride (uncredited)
Mark Maskin ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Sally Mason ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Frank Mathias ... Young Escort (uncredited)
Diane Mayer ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Pat McCaffrie ... Newsman (uncredited)
Max Mellinger ... First Nighter (uncredited)

Lee Meredith ... Ziegfield Girl (uncredited)
Belle Mitchell ... Woman on Henry Street (uncredited)
Richard Monahan ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Barbara Monte ... Skater (uncredited)

Shelley Morrison ... Second Floor Woman (uncredited)
E.A. Nicholson ... Counterman (uncredited)
Tom Noel ... Ticket Seller (uncredited)
Gerry Okuneff ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Charlie Peterson ... Train Porter (uncredited)
Ron Poindexter ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)

Tommy Rall ... Prince in 'Swan Lake' Parody (uncredited)
Paul Randall ... First Nighter (uncredited)
Teresa Ravid ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Man in Audience (uncredited)
Hanne-Marie Reiner ... Skater (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... First Nighter (uncredited)
Alex Rodine ... Villain Dancer (uncredited)
Clark Ross ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Françoise Ruggieri ... Girlfriend (uncredited)
Jack Bowen Saunders ... Conductor (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man Dancing at Brice's (uncredited)
Yvonne Schubert ... Mirror Girl (uncredited)
Darryl Seamen ... Steiny (uncredited)
Jet Sharon ... Skater / Dancer (uncredited)

Johnny Silver ... Arnstein's Jockey (uncredited)
Harry Stanton ... Card Player (uncredited)
Geoffrey Steele ... Steward (uncredited)
Nancy Stone ... Chandelier Girl (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Bartender (uncredited)
Bunny Summers ... Mrs. Nadler (uncredited)
Earl Sydnor ... Pullman Porter (uncredited)
Judy Taylor ... Mirror Girl (uncredited)
Arthur Tell ... Conductor (uncredited)
Rita Thiel ... Bride (uncredited)
Bob Thompson ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Victoria Thompson ... Mirror Girl (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... First Nighter (uncredited)
Pat Tribble ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Terri Tucker ... Ziegfield Girl (uncredited)
Kaye Turner ... Ziegfield Girl (uncredited)
Caprice Walker ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
John Warburton ... Card Player (uncredited)
Carol Warner ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Joni Webster ... Candelabra Girl (uncredited)
Sandra Wells ... Mirror Girl (uncredited)
Marjorie White ... (uncredited)
Shari White ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Marc Wilder ... Comedy Dancer (uncredited)
Caroline Williams ... Ziegfeld Girl (uncredited)
Christine Williams ... Ziegfeld Girl (uncredited)
Susan Williams ... Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Sally Winn ... Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Violinist at Keeney's (uncredited)
Nancy Woods ... Chandelier Girl (uncredited)
Charles Woolf ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Beverly Yates ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Joe Yore ... Sadie's Husband (uncredited)
Enid Yousen ... Pushcart Shopper (uncredited)

Directed by
William Wyler 
 
Writing credits
Isobel Lennart (book by: based on the play with)

Isobel Lennart (from the original story by: based on the play with) (as Miss Lennart)

Isobel Lennart (screenplay)

Produced by
Ray Stark .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jule Styne 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr. (director of photography) (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
William Sands 
Maury Winetrobe 
 
Production Design by
Gene Callahan 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Luthardt 
Linus Aaberg (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan 
 
Makeup Department
Enrico Cortese .... makeup artist
Virginia Darcy .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor
Frank McCoy .... makeup artist
Vivienne Walker .... hair stylist
Jan Van Uchelen .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Paul Helmick .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Gosnell Jr. .... assistant director (as Ray Gosnell)
Jack Roe .... assistant director
Michael Blum .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Will Ferrell .... scenic artist
Richard M. Rubin .... properties
Craig Binkley .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joe Henrie .... sound effects editor
Arthur Piantadosi .... sound
Charles J. Rice .... sound supervisor
Jack Solomon .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Borland .... key grip (uncredited)
Doug J. Campbell .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Doug J. Campbell .... key grip: second unit, New York (uncredited)
Wally Meinardus .... camera operator (uncredited)
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (uncredited)
Nelson Tyler .... helicopter photographer (uncredited)
Roy H. Wagner .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene Sharaff .... costume designer: Barbra Streisand
 
Editorial Department
David Bernstein .... colorist (digitally restored version)
Jeff Smithwick .... color timer: Technicolor (2000 restoration)
Robert Swink .... supervising film editor
Ralph James Hall .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Bob Merrill .... lyrics by
Herbert Ross .... director: musical numbers
Walter Scharf .... conductor
Walter Scharf .... music supervisor
Walter Scharf .... orchestrator
Ted Sebern .... music editor
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (as Herbert Spencer)
Jule Styne .... music by: based on the play with
Betty Walberg .... vocal-dance arrangements
Bill Campbell .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Jack Lesberg .... musician: bass (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack Brodsky .... public relations
David Dworski .... assistant to producer
Lorry McCauley .... assistant to producer
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
J. David Jones .... pilot: picture helicopter (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Lee Solters .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
151 min | USA:155 min (roadshow version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | 4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints) | Dolby SR (35mm restored version) | Dolby Digital (35mm restored version) | SDDS (35mm restored version) | DTS (35mm restored version)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
William Wyler was asked by a friend whether Barbra Streisand had been hard to work with. He replied, "No, not too hard, considering it was the first movie she ever directed."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Right before Fanny and Nick meet for the first time we see Fanny take her skates off while talking to the other girls in the dressing room. Then when she is in the hallway she able to skate to the door before Nick leaves.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Fanny Brice:[looking in the mirror] Hello, gorgeous.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Funny GirlSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Fanny's Marital Problems Aren't Minor, 4 December 2004
Author: Nina Gut (ngu@nyc.rr.com) from New York, NY

I've seen this film many times,and I've always thought it was one of Barbra Streisand's best films because it allowed her to use her strengths as a comedian, singer, and dramatic actor. It's clear that her presence dominates the movie; however, there are some excellent supporting players, including Kay Medford as Fanny Brice's mother Rose and Walter Pigeon as Florenz Ziegfeld, two very fine character actors. Rose is particularly likable because, unlike her daughter Fanny, she sees things as they are and not the way they should be. This applies to her comment about Nick Arnstein, the handsome gambler that Fanny marries, despite the fact that Rose perceives him to be a "sponge."

Fanny, as shown in this film, is also very likable not only because of her humor but for her generosity and thoughtfulness. Her ambition, of course, is to conquer the stage and she does so fairly quickly after making a great mess of a roller skate number at the local dance hall. Before long, Fanny is auditioning for Ziegfeld, the famous impressario and she wins him over with her talent and charm. Nick Arnstein, a man about town, always seems to be around Fanny when she triumphs on the stage and this time is no different. He buys her a beautiful bouquet of roses with a note, "Dear Star, I told you so." Very soon, Fanny and Nick become involved in a relationship which is often on and off until Fanny literally proposes to him. What follows is a heartbreaking story of a young woman whose desire to be loved for herself alone and her passion for a happy domestic life is thwarted by fate and some wrong choices.

After a montage of the first year of their marriage together, problems start affecting the Arnstein marriage. It is true that they are wealthy people; however, their problems aren't minor. Nick begins to lose heavily at the gaming table and everything he tries ends in failure. Fanny, on the other hand, continues to be successful on the stage and Nick starts to resent her. Suddenly, all of his gentlemanly charm and good manners disappear as if by magic; he's rude to Fanny, making her upset over things that a truly married couple would find a way to resolve. Indeed, he starts ignoring her deliberately and places his interests and needs above hers. After a while, the marriage collapses not because of Fanny's career but the way in which Nick looks at their relationship (we discover this near the end of the film.) He also conceals his financial problems from her, shutting Fanny out of his life as though she didn't exist.

All of this culminates in Nick's unfortunate involvement in a shady bond scheme which sends him to prison for two years. I would say that these problems are rather huge. I don't want to give more away because I feel others should have the opportunity to see the film and judge for themselves. But I have to say that the ending of the movie, is, in my opinion, one of the most heartfelt, dignified, and classiest moments ever put on film. And Barbra Streisand makes the most of it, touching us not only with her excellent performance of the song "My Man" but also by the way her Fanny carries herself, taking responsibility for her choice and showing that she will go on with her life, despite what's happened to her.

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