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.
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Did You Know?
It was executive producer Jack L. Warner
's decision to not make Fanny (1961) as a musical, on the grounds that movie musicals were losing money at the time, implying the public was no longer interested in seeing them. Although nearly all of the score was used on the soundtrack, the film itself was a straight comedy-drama. Ironically, the year Fanny (1961) opened, one of the biggest moneymakers was the musical West Side Story
(1961) and Fanny (1961) ultimately lost that year's Best Picture Oscar to West Side Story (1961). See more
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
[his crewman is blowing the boat's whistle too long
Enough, idiot! You're using up all the steam!