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 <email@example.com>
Reserve your deepest emotions...your sweetest tears and your warmest smiles for Fanny.
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Did You Know?
Marius is 19 and Fanny is 18 at the beginning of the play. In reality, Horst Buchholz
was 28 and Leslie Caron
was 30 when they played their respective roles. See more
During the opening credits, the captain makes several turns of the wheel which would have caused the ferry to turn while crossing the harbor. The shots through the ferry showing the background and the overhead shot reflect no change in the straight line course. See more
How long do you think you will keep him? He will clean bars... wash bottles... breed children... and grow to hate the woman who tied him to this life.
He will never hate me.
You wait and see.
[spits and laughs, departs
Music & Lyrics by Harold Rome See more