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Fanny [Blu-ray] [1961]

  • SKU: 31742331
  • Release Date: 09/20/2016
  • Rating: NR

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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Leslie Caron
      Leslie Caron - Fanny
    • Maurice Chevalier
      Maurice Chevalier - Panisse
    • Charles Boyer
      Charles Boyer - Cesar
    • Horst Buchholz
      Horst Buchholz - Marius
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      Salvatore Baccaloni - Escartifique

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have been in love with this timeless epic love story ever since the day I first saw it's lush cinematography in historic Marseille complimented by a sweeping romantic score. I updated from VHS to DVD and now it has been released in a bluray format. It only gets better.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I remember watching this on TV when I was a little boy with my parents and loved the film, glad to see it come to video.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best movie ever


      Fanny is one of my favorite movies of all times. I had the opportunity to go to France to see where it was filmed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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