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Fanfan la Tulipe (1952)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 4 May 1953 (USA)
Swashbuckling adventures of young army recruit Fanfan la Tulipe during the reign of King Louis XV in 18th century France.

Director:

Christian-Jaque

Writers:

René Wheeler (original scenario), René Fallet (original scenario) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Philipe ... Fanfan La Tulipe (as Gérard Philipe du Théatre National Populaire)
Gina Lollobrigida ... Adeline La Franchise
Marcel Herrand Marcel Herrand ... Louis XV
Olivier Hussenot Olivier Hussenot ... Tranche-Montagne
Henri Rollan ... Le maréchal d'Estrée (as Henri Rollan de la Comédie Française)
Nerio Bernardi Nerio Bernardi ... La Franchise
Jean-Marc Tennberg Jean-Marc Tennberg ... Monsieur Lebel (as Jean Marc Tennberg)
Geneviève Page ... La marquise de Pompadour
Sylvie Pelayo Sylvie Pelayo ... Henriette de France
Lolita De Silva Lolita De Silva ... La dame d'honneur (as Lolita de Silva)
Irène Young Irène Young ... Marion
Georgette Anys Georgette Anys ... Madame Tranche-Montagne
Hennery Hennery ... Guillot
Lucien Callamand Lucien Callamand ... Le maréchal de Brandebourg
Gil Delamare Gil Delamare ... Un soldat
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Storyline

Fanfan is a young handsome peasant. He joins the army to escape marriage and because a gipsy girl predicted he will get glory and the king's daughter as a wife. But the gipsy girl was in fact Adeline, the daughter of the recruiting officer. Once he has discovered the stratagem, Fanfan refuses to forget this dream and decides to fulfill the destiny of the fake prediction. Fantastic swashbuckling adventures in a 18th century setting, with a light criticism of the war and the mighty. Written by Yepok

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 May 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fan-Fan the Tulip See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 12475 delivered on 31-7-1952. See more »

Goofs

This is a fun film not to be taken as history, but it is supposed to be set in the Seven Years War in the 18th Century. The troops are carrying percussion cap rifles from the 1860s. See more »

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Wonderful comedy--Gerard Phillippe is superb.
8 May 2004 | by mckasklepSee all my reviews

It was released in France on dvd several years ago--I wish it would be re-released with English subtitles. Do not confuse this with a remake with Penelope Cruz which gets poor reviews. Gerard Phillippe is a peasant who is told by a fortune teller that he will marry the daughter of the king. He sets off to join the army and goes to war. His love, however, is Gina Lollabrigida in an early movie for her. I won't spoil the end. Gerard Phillippe died a few years later at a young age, a great loss to moviedom.


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