Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)





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Based on a play by Fay Kanin, this comedy drama follows a successful congresswoman's emotional journey back to her alma mater. When Agatha Reed (Joan Crawford) is offered an honorary degree at her former college, she is forced to remember the reason she was expelled to begin with. Nearly twenty years prior, Agatha (Crawford) had an affair with Dr. James Merrill (Robert Young), one of her professors. After her departure, Dr. Merrill (Young) slowly rose through the ranks, eventually becoming the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts
On DVD: Mar 23, 2009



as Agatha Reed

as Dr. James Merrill

as Matt Cole

as Woody

as Virginia Merrill

as Ellen Griswold

as Claude Griswold

as Miss Shackleford

as Miss Birdeshaw

as Dr. Pitt

as Mary Nell Dodge

as Prof. Dingley

as Clarissa Carter

as Jon Wintner

as Jack White

as Telephone Man

as Reporter

as Congressman

as Congressman

as Congressman
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Outdated, tepid and stagy romantic drama.

Full Review… | April 28, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Goodbye, My Fancy

Something different for Joan playing a congresswoman who spends a weekend at her old college on a bittersweet journey. Originally intended for Rosalind Russell who had to bow out at the last minute, the part and Crawford aren't a perfect fit but it's nice to see her try something different. She does a good job and is surrounded by an excellent cast although Frank Lovejoy is likewise not an ideal choice for his role. While all the performers do well two really stand out, Eve Arden is her usual sharp self as Joan's Girl Friday but it's Lurene Tuttle who steals every second of her screen time as a seemingly flighty old chum who is more than meets the eye. Mixed in with the romance are some trenchant points about censorship and the fallacy of memory.

jay nixon

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