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Fanny (1961)

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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

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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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Tender...radiant...soaring...laughing...unforgettable motion picture from Warner Brothers. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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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 is the only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year not to win any Academy Awards. 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

Fanny: Why weren't you at the dance last night?
Marius: Well, I can live without dancing.
Fanny: I dance practically every dance with Victor. Very good dancer. Very polite and clever too.
Marius: Victor? Is he that little boy with the large pimples?
Fanny: Oh the pimples are all gone now.
Marius: I'm glad to hear it.
Fanny: They've been replaced by boils.
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Fanny
Music by Harold Rome
Lyrics by Harold Rome
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Well acted, beautiful love story.
31 March 2000 | by raptorf186See all my reviews

I saw this movie in 1961 and was so moved by it, that it is now one of my all time favorites. Leslie Caron stole my heart then and now. Charles Boyer was fantastic. The dialogue was especially intelligent. The music was superb.


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