Fanny

Fanny

Director: Joshua Logan Cast: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/2008
UPC: 0014381431025
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:14:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leslie Caron Fanny
Maurice Chevalier Panisse
Charles Boyer Cesar
Horst Buchholz Marius
Salvatore Baccaloni Escartifique
Lionel Jeffries Monsieur Brun
Raymond Bussières Admiral
Victor Francen Louis Panisse
Georgette Anys Honorine
Joel Flateau Cesario

Technical Credits
Joshua Logan Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Jack Cardiff Cinematographer
Julius J. Epstein Screenwriter
Anne-Marie Marchand Costumes/Costume Designer
Rino Mondellini Art Director
Marcel Pagnol Screenwriter
William H. Reynolds Editor
Harold J. Rome Score Composer
Morris W. Stoloff Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Harry Sukman Score Composer
Robert Turlure Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fanny
1. Main Titles; Good Morning [4:24]
2. Marius' Ship Comes In [2:38]
3. Beautiful and Well-Proportioned [2:50]
4. The Hat Trick [5:21]
5. Hands Off! [5:05]
6. A Good Match [4:19]
7. Isles Beneath the Wind [12:38]
8. Late Night Reading [5:19]
9. Weighing Anchors [6:39]
10. Married To the Sea [8:02]
11. Letter From Marius [7:32]
12. Fanny's Predicament [5:37]
13. Panisse Proposes [1:51]
14. Brokering a Deal [6:29]
15. Cesario Arrives [5:14]
16. Marius Returns [5:20]
17. Passionate Confession [5:58]
18. Fifteen Pounds of Love [7:05]
19. Family Secrets [5:37]
20. Cesario Is Missing [4:03]
21. No Place Like Home [5:07]
22. Last Confession [3:28]
23. Fanny's Revenge [7:03]
24. The Letter [1:58]

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Fanny 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have looked all over for this movie! I am a big fan of Leslie Caron and I found a clip from this movie on utube. I tried Barnes & Noble before, and all they had was a VHS copy and I was told they don't deal in VHS. I also tried other websites, and a French bookstore, but no luck. Finally! I am so glad I can now get this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely, bittersweet film...Although not a musical "the songs are used only as background score", it is a soaring, funny, and at times heartbreaking story. If you like Leslie Caron, gorgeous music, beautifully photographed French scenery, and romance.. you will not want to miss this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this on t.v when I was thirteen. I did not get to see the whole thing and wished to see it again. I searched everywhere for the movie and couldn't find it. Everytime I go to barnes&noble I ask them if they have it. Always the answer is no. But I won't give up hope. I wish that everyone would watch this movie because it is beautiful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched this movie when I was about 16yrs of age in 1966. I was very moved by the tenderness and presentation of this love story. A very touching and warm story that has a very memorable beautiful theme song.