5.5/10
582
23 user 4 critic

Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)

Trailer
2:34 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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 »

Director:

Vincent Sherman

Writers:

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

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Harriet Craig (1950)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Domineering Harriet Craig holds more regard for her home and its possessions than she does for any person in her life. Among those she treats like household objects are her kind husband ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Joan Crawford, Wendell Corey, Lucile Watson
Queen Bee (1955)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young woman arrives at the home of her socialite cousin, and soon finds herself sucked into the woman's complex web of deceit.

Director: Ranald MacDougall
Stars: Joan Crawford, Barry Sullivan, Betsy Palmer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Eighteen-year-old Esther has been deaf and blind since the accident which killed her mother. Wealthy Margaret Landi, a native of Esther's village in Ireland, is talked into helping to ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller
Stars: Joan Crawford, Heather Sears, Rossano Brazzi
Torch Song (1953)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A tough but unhappy Broadway star re-evaluates her life when she crosses paths with a blind pianist.

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Gig Young
Humoresque (1946)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy, neurotic socialite.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A New York socialite climbs the ladder of success man by man until a life among rich gangsters gives her what she thought she always wanted.

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Joan Crawford, David Brian, Steve Cochran
Daisy Kenyon (1947)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Daisy Kenyon (Joan Crawford) is a commercial artist living in New York City and having a 'back street' affair with a married lawyer, Dan O'Mara (Dana Andrews), whom she hopes to marry as ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda
Certificate: Passed Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A tough lady gangster learns that she will be totally blind within a week. She seeks help from the one eye surgeon who may be able to save her sight. In the process, he also causes her to ... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist
Stars: Joan Crawford, Dennis Morgan, David Brian
Strange Cargo (1940)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Convicts escaping from Devil's Island come under the influence of a strange Christ-like figure.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Ian Hunter
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After the death of her father and loss of the family fortune, Bonnie gets a job as a cub reporter while her brother becomes involved in bootlegging.

Director: Harry Beaumont
Stars: Joan Crawford, Cliff Edwards, Lester Vail
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Cabaret performer Ivy Stevens in an affair with a low-rent traveling salesman is dumped in a 'Dear Jane' letter and finds solace in joining the Salvation Army.

Director: Harry Beaumont
Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Neil Hamilton
Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

There's a New Light in Joan's Eyes! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adeus, Meu Amor See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,312,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,130,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,358,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Matt Cole: Doesn't the president have anything to say about it?
Doctor Pitt: Oh yes, of course, but only if Mr. Griswold has said it first.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Glorious Month of June
(uncredited)
Music by J.L. Gilbert
Lyrics by William H. Gardner
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An absolutely brilliant, underrated movie
9 June 2000 | by SHAWFANSee all my reviews

As a devoted fan of old movies which were released when I was a little boy and in those days already an ardent film fan and moviegoer, I was highly surprised to see this film on TCM today because I had never heard of it. But I was certainly glad to have finally caught up with it. As the plot unfolded it became obvious that this must have been originally a finely crafted stage play from the way it led you sympathetically from one character to another and kept you in complete suspense as to different possible denouements for the action. In fact it reminded me of some of Terrence Rattigan's finer plays. But now I see that the play was written by the wife(?) of Garson Kanin. I thoroughly agree with the first review that the romantic side of the plot, though very touching, was by no means all there was to it. Strong statements on wider issues such as academic freedom, ability of big money to call the educational tune, the growing up out of illusions which must be discarded (very Ibsen or George Bernard Shaw) all were pithily and dramatically dealt with and skillfully presented to the audience. The side roles (especially Eve Arden) were all brilliantly executed in that wise-cracking, zany style that made the plays of the 1920s and 30s such favorites. And the main leads (Crawford, Young, etc) were equally outstanding in their emotional portrayals. This film was at least 10-15 years ahead of its time. When the 1960s finally rolled around American youth finally took the blinders off just the way Kanin and the makers of this film advocated. A brilliant and enthralling accomplishment. I wish we could all personally congratulate all the makers of this film of 50 years ago.


21 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed