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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.

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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 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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The great stage play now on the screen! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

Escartifique: [his crewman is blowing the boat's whistle too long] Enough, idiot! You're using up all the steam!
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Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.27 (1961) See more »

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The Best!!
20 October 2000 | by easyrider606See all my reviews

I saw this movies in 1961. I've never before or since been touched so deeply by a movie. Simply stated it's my ALL TIME favorite movie... The cast was superb especially Leslie Caron. I thought she should have won an Oscar. The music is still my favorite sound track. The cinematography was gorgeous beyond words. I could go on and on, but who couldn't when talking about their favorite movie of All TIME.


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