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Fanny (1961)





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Fanny was adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on the final chapter of Marcel Pagnol's "Marseilles Trilogy". Pagnol's original, titled Cesar, ends with protagonist Marius returning to the sea, leaving behind his lover Fanny and their son. Expanding upon the original, Fanny picks up the narrative nine years later. Marius (Horst Buchholtz) finally meets his son and is reunited with Fanny (Leslie Caron). She tells him that Panisse (Maurice Chevalier), the elderly suitor who married Fanny to save her from disgrace, is dying. On the verge of shuffling off his mortal coil, Panisse gives Fanny and Marius his blessings, hoping that they'll marry at long last. Charles Boyer co-stars as Cesar, the philosophical gent portrayed in the 1930s film versions of the Pagnol trilogy by the great Raimu. Fanny goes its merry way without any of the songs in the original Broadway score, despite the proven musical talents of Caron and Chevalier. Producer/director Joshua Logan saved himself plenty of embarrassment when he agreed not to release this film as Joshua Logan's Fanny .more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics
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Written By: Julius J. Epstein, Marcel Pagnol, Joshua Logan
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On DVD: Jun 17, 2008
Westchester Films

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Salvatore Baccaloni
as Escartifique
Lionel Jeffries
as Monsieur Brun
Victor Francen
as Louis Panisse
Joel Flateau
as Cesario
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Critic Reviews for Fanny

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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July 8, 2004
AV Club
Top Critic

Fanny, the second panel of Marcel Pagnol's trilogy, which was nominated for Best Picture, is not as strong as the other segments, though the young lovers have some charm and Charles Boyer is as always reliable.

Full Review… | March 9, 2011

The film is as much a visual feast as it is a dramatic delight.

Full Review… | June 27, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Fanny

Beautifully shot drama with a wonderful continental charm provided by Caron, Boyer and Chevalier. A lovely delicate film.

jay nixon

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***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith

Charming Movie starring the Stunning Leslie Caron as Fanny set in the Seaside Village of Marseilles.

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