Almost 19-year-old Marius feels himself in a rut in Marseille, his life planned for him by his cafe'-owning father, and he longs for the sea. The night before he is to leave on a 5-year voyage, Fanny, a girl he grew up with, reveals that she is in love with him, and he discovers that he is in love with her. He must choose between an exciting life at sea, and a boring life with the woman he loves. And Fanny must choose between keeping the man she loves, and letting him live the life he seems to want.
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Fanny is all the love stories of the world rolled into one
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Did You Know?
It was executive producer Jack L. Warner
's decision to not make Fanny as a musical on the grounds that movie musicals were losing money at the time, implying the public was no longer interested in seeing them. Although portions of the score were used on the soundtrack, the film itself was a straight comedy-drama. Ironically, the year Fanny opened, one of the biggest moneymakers was the musical West Side Story
(1961) and Fanny lost that year's Best Picture Oscar to West Side Story. See more
Near the end of the film, when Panisse looks from his bed, the angle is such that he could not possibly see the boy, Cesario, jumping on the trampoline. See more
[Staring lovingly at the sea, and a sail boat coming into the harbour
I want to be on that ship!
Music by Harold Rome
Lyrics by Harold Rome See more