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Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 19 May 1951 (USA)
2:34 | Trailer
Congresswoman Agatha Reed returns to her alma mater for homecoming, although she's more interested in renewing her romance with an old flame who's now the college president. Their attempts ... See full summary »


Vincent Sherman


Ivan Goff (screenplay), Ben Roberts (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Agatha Reed
Robert Young ... Doctor James Merrill
Frank Lovejoy ... Matt Cole
Eve Arden ... Miss 'Woody' Woods
Janice Rule ... Virginia Merrill
Lurene Tuttle ... Ellen Griswold
Howard St. John ... Claude Griswold
Viola Roache ... Miss Shackelford
Ellen Corby ... Miss Birdshaw
Morgan Farley ... Doctor Pitt
Virginia Gibson ... Mary Nell Dodge
John Qualen ... Professor Dingley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alvin ... Jack White (scenes deleted)
Harlan Briggs ... Janitor (scenes deleted)
James Griffith ... Somers (scenes deleted)


Congresswoman Agatha Reed returns to her alma mater for homecoming, although she's more interested in renewing her romance with an old flame who's now the college president. Their attempts at rekindling any sparks are thwarted by the arrival of another rival for her affections and the showing of her controversial film which could put her former beau's job in jeopardy. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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No one could look more like an Angel -- and love like a Devil! See more »


Comedy | Romance


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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 28, 1954 with Robert Young reprising his film role. See more »


Agatha picks up a cigarette and table lighter just before Dr. Pitt comes into her room. She stands and holds them both, the cigarette unlit for the remainder of the scene. See more »


Agatha Reed: And I had an opportunity to see what happened when freedom was destroyed. The first step was always the same. They began by putting a blanket over education. And by making it a crime for people to think. That's what the film is about. Actual newsreel shots of some of the dreadful things that have happened in our time. How they burned the books and sent the scholars into slave labor camps. How they hang the teachers by their feet in the public squares because they dared to teach the truth. Do ...
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Alma Mater
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
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Correction of location information.
11 June 2017 | by hweisbergeSee all my reviews

I'm glad to see that TCM has chosen to include this film in its lineup. I have, however, noted an error in the TCM and Wikipedia summaries regarding filming location. Both cite Occidental College in Eagle Rock, Calif. as the site for outdoor scene filming. In fact, most if not all were shot on the University of Redlands campus in Redlands, Calif. I attended the U. of R. for 4 years and graduated in the outdoor Greek Theater that appears in the film. Other scenes show the U. of R.'s distinctive chapel with the San Bernardino Mountains beyond, as well as the school's administration building on Ad Hill, its quadrangle and residence halls. The movie was shot two years before I enrolled there. Perhaps Warner Bros. had originally intended to film Goodbye My Fancy on the Occidental campus (much closer to the studio) and for whatever reason had to switch at the last minute to Redlands, but the planned LA area location remained on the studio's records.

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Release Date:

19 May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adiós, mi querer See more »


Box Office


$1,312,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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