Fanny (1961)

133 mins | Comedy-drama | 1961

Director:

Joshua Logan

Producer:

Joshua Logan

Cinematographer:

Jack Cardiff

Production Designer:

Rino Mondellini

Production Company:

Mansfield Productions
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HISTORY

Although uncredited, the 1938 M-G-M film Port of Seven Seas , written by Preston Sturges, was also a source for this film. Soime scenes and dialogue in Fanny were the same as those for the 1938 film. Location scenes filmed in Marseilles, the Château d'If, and Notre Dame de la Garde. The following films were also based on Pagnol's trilogy: Marius (France, 1931), Fanny (France, 1932), Cesar (France, 1936), and Port of Seven Seas (U. S., ... More Less

Although uncredited, the 1938 M-G-M film Port of Seven Seas , written by Preston Sturges, was also a source for this film. Soime scenes and dialogue in Fanny were the same as those for the 1938 film. Location scenes filmed in Marseilles, the Château d'If, and Notre Dame de la Garde. The following films were also based on Pagnol's trilogy: Marius (France, 1931), Fanny (France, 1932), Cesar (France, 1936), and Port of Seven Seas (U. S., 1938). More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Joshua Logan Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus supv & cond
Mus adpt
MAKEUP
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the musical Fanny , book by Joshua Logan and S. N. Behrman, music and lyrics by Harold Rome (New York 4 Nov 1954) and the play Marius by Marcel Pagnol (Paris, 9 Mar 1929) and his plays Fanny (Paris, 5 Dec 1931) and César (production undetermined) and the French films Marius (1931), Fanny (1932) and César (1936), written by Pagnol.
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 28 June 1961
Copyright Claimant:
Mansfield Productions
Copyright Date:
22 July 1960
Copyright Number:
LP25367
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
133
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Fanny, the daughter of Honorine, a poor fishmonger in the port of Marseilles in the 1930's, has always loved Marius, the handsome son of César, the headstrong proprietor of a waterfront bar. Marius, however, dreams only of the sea and has secretly made arrangements to sail away on a schooner bound for the "isles beneath the wind." On the eve of his departure, he and Fanny confess their love for each other and spend the night together. When morning comes, Marius offers to remain behind, but Fanny, knowing he would never be happy on land, sends him away. A few weeks later, Fanny learns that she is carrying Marius' child, and she turns to the elderly, widowed Panisse, a wealthy sail merchant. Delighted to marry Fanny and at long last have a son to carry on the family name and business, Panisse weds the girl. One year later, Marius, after having found his cherished isles to be nothing but "volcanic ash," returns to Marseilles and tries to claim his son, Cesario. But Fanny and César explain to him that little Cesario belongs to Panisse, for it is he who has given the child the loving care that only a father can bestow. And once more Marius leaves Marseilles, this time to become a garage mechanic in a nearby town. As the years pass, little Cesario inherits his father's passion for the sea, and on his 9th birthday a friend of Marius' takes the child to visit his father. As Marius embraces his son, Fanny arrives with word that Panisse is dying. From his deathbed the old man dictates a letter to César in which he asks Marius to marry ... +


Fanny, the daughter of Honorine, a poor fishmonger in the port of Marseilles in the 1930's, has always loved Marius, the handsome son of César, the headstrong proprietor of a waterfront bar. Marius, however, dreams only of the sea and has secretly made arrangements to sail away on a schooner bound for the "isles beneath the wind." On the eve of his departure, he and Fanny confess their love for each other and spend the night together. When morning comes, Marius offers to remain behind, but Fanny, knowing he would never be happy on land, sends him away. A few weeks later, Fanny learns that she is carrying Marius' child, and she turns to the elderly, widowed Panisse, a wealthy sail merchant. Delighted to marry Fanny and at long last have a son to carry on the family name and business, Panisse weds the girl. One year later, Marius, after having found his cherished isles to be nothing but "volcanic ash," returns to Marseilles and tries to claim his son, Cesario. But Fanny and César explain to him that little Cesario belongs to Panisse, for it is he who has given the child the loving care that only a father can bestow. And once more Marius leaves Marseilles, this time to become a garage mechanic in a nearby town. As the years pass, little Cesario inherits his father's passion for the sea, and on his 9th birthday a friend of Marius' takes the child to visit his father. As Marius embraces his son, Fanny arrives with word that Panisse is dying. From his deathbed the old man dictates a letter to César in which he asks Marius to marry Fanny. +

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