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Fanny (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 28 June 1961 (USA)
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A love triangle between a young woman, a rich 60-something man and an aspiring sailor set in early 20th century Marseilles.

Director:

Joshua Logan

Writers:

S.N. Behrman (play), Joshua Logan (play) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leslie Caron ... Fanny
Horst Buchholz ... Marius
Maurice Chevalier ... Panisse
Charles Boyer ... Cesar
Georgette Anys Georgette Anys ... Honorine (Fanny's Mother)
Salvatore Baccaloni Salvatore Baccaloni ... Escartifigue (Ferryboat Captain) (as Baccaloni)
Lionel Jeffries ... Monsieur Brun (The Englishman)
Raymond Bussières ... The Admiral (as Raymond Bussieres)
Joël Flateau Joël Flateau ... Cesario (Fanny's Son) (as Joel Flateau)
Victor Francen ... Panisse's Elder Brother
Paul Bonifas ... The Postman
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Storyline

Almost 19-year-old Marius feels himself in a rut in Marseille, his life planned for him by his cafe'-owning father, and he longs for the sea. The night before he is to leave on a 5-year voyage, Fanny, a girl he grew up with, reveals that she is in love with him, and he discovers that he is in love with her. He must choose between an exciting life at sea, and a boring life with the woman he loves. And Fanny must choose between keeping the man she loves, and letting him live the life he seems to want. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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We could fill every inch of this theatre telling you all about the wonderful time you're going to have with Fanny. We could tell you about Fanny and Marius...Fanny and Panisse...Fanny and Cesar...Fanny and her baby. We could tell you but maybe we'll let you because after you see Fanny you're going to tell everybody! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Joshua Logan had helicopter shots of the port taken for Fanny's opening and for the scenes of Marius sailing off to sea. When that footage proved to be too jerky, he had the scenes re-shot from a small airplane. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, when Panisse looks from his bed, the angle is such that he could not possibly see the boy, Cesario, jumping on the trampoline. See more »

Quotes

Marius: [angrily insulting Panisse] Lecher!
Panisse: What?
Marius: Eunuch!
Fanny: Oh, Marius, be consistent. He can't be both.
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Connections

Version of Der goldene Anker (2001) See more »

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A beautiful love triangle: boy, girl, and the sea.
30 August 2004 | by HeymjoSee all my reviews

One of the most beautiful love stories ever made. I defy anyone to watch the scene on the wharf when Fanny and Marius confess their love for one another and not cry or watch the heart wrenching reunion scene that takes place a year later and not be moved to tears. Nope. This is a truly a great romantic film, full of charm, humor, joy and sadness. The writing is excellent. The photography is breathtaking, the score is lush and moving. The movie was made from a Broadway musical, which was adapted from a trilogy of French films by Pagnol. When it was transferred to Hollywood, the music was used as background score, adding to incredible romantic feel of the film. Joshua Logan really outdid himself in his direction of the film. It is one of my all-time favorite films.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine Liebe in Marseille See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,996,178
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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