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Funny Lady (1975)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical  |  15 March 1975 (USA)
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Story of singer Fanny Brice's stormy relationship with showman Billy Rose.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Moore
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Norma Butler
Larry Gates ...
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Ned (as Gene Troobnick)
Heidi O'Rourke ...
Eleanor Holm
Royce Wallace ...
Lilyan Chauvin ...
Fran (as Samantha Huffaker)
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Buck Bolton
Joshua Shelley ...
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1930s in New York. The famous singer Fanny Brice has divorced her first husband Nicky Arnstein. During the depression she has trouble finding work as an artist but meets Billy Rose, a newcomer who writes lyrics and owns his own nightclub. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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How Lucky Can You Get


Comedy | Drama | Musical


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Release Date:

15 March 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paraxeni kyria  »

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SEK 625,311 (Sweden)

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2.35 : 1
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In the scene where Fanny is flying there was an error in the control tower that forced the aircraft to circle the airport for almost 30 minutes. Barbra has a fear of flying and was screaming the whole time until the plane landed. See more »


In the "How Lucky Can You Get?" musical number, when Fanny is turning on the stage lights she is clearly not singing, although Streisand's singing voice is heard on the soundtrack. See more »


Fanny Brice: [at her first meeting Billy Rose] If we hate the same people and you get your suit cleaned, it's a match.
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Referenced in In & Out (1997) See more »


Isn't This Better
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Performed by Barbra Streisand
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Barbra is still wonderful when performing, but the story drags
28 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Surprise! Great production numbers do not a great musical make! Like so many mediocre musicals, when the music stops, the story is lifeless in spite of a good supporting cast. It was the inevitable sequel to one of the best of its kind and did surprisingly good box office. James Caan is not Omar Sharif, although he is a good actor. While the Billy Rose songs are great, some of the new supporting songs don't measure up and sound like echos from "Funny Girl" or "Hello Dolly". The water ballet does not seem as impressive as it should be. (Yes, there really was such a show in Cleveland.) The best part of the movie is the "everything that could go wrong" run-thru of "Billy Roses Crazy Quilt". That was masterfully done and is hilarious. The last 20 minutes, which wrap everything up, are just terrible. I was left depressed and wanting more; like something was missing. "Funny Girl" was truly grand entertainment and this pales by comparison. However, the production numbers play far better on a large screen.(Note: the exterior for "NBC" was reused for "Xanadu" a few years later!)

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