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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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It's the one you'll love for years to come. See more »

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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

The only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year to not be nominated for Best Director. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Cesar: [Looking at the new expedition preparing to sail out] Some scientists! None of them a day over thirty-five!
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Version of Marius et Fanny (2008) See more »

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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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