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Marius (1931)

Marius (1931)

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In this touching romance, the first in Marcel Pagnol's Marseilles trilogy (the other two being Fanny and Cesar, Pierre Fresnay stars as Marius, a young man tending bar who dreams of a life at sea. Because he so desires to become a sailor, he cannot commit to marriage even though he loves Fanny (Orane Demazis). When the rich Honore Panisse (Charpin) proposes to Fanny, Marius becomes enraged, but still refuses to ask for her hand. At the bar, Fanny confesses her love for him and tells Marius she has rejected Honore's proposal. Marius admits his love for her as well and they retire to a back room to make love. When Marius is told a spot has opened up on a departing ship, he declines to sign on, not wanting to leave Fanny, but he still refuses to marry her. Fanny overhears the conversation, and not wanting to hold Marius back from the life at sea he so desires, tells Marius she has changed her mind and accepted Honore's proposal. Heartbroken, Marius rushes to pack and catch the departing ship. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

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Cast

Edouard Delmont
as The Second Mate
Alida Rouffe
as Honorine Cabanis
Raimu
as Cesar Olivier
Fernand Charpin
as Honore Panisse
Robert Vattier
as Monsieur Brun
Paul Dullac
as Felix Escartefigue
Marcel Maupi
as The Stoker
Milly Mathis
as Aunt Claudine Foulon
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Critic Reviews for Marius

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Pagnol gives the illusion of naturalism through the vivid energy and affection of his characters.

January 3, 2017 | Full Review…

In place of purpose, these films display such old-fashioned virtues as truth to life and boundless humanity.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
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A marvelous, lusty film.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

A tragicomedy not of camera angles but of bodies and voices

April 19, 2010 | Full Review…

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