Fanny (1932 film)
|Directed by||Marc Allégret|
by Marcel Pagnol
|Produced by||Pierre Braunberger|
|Edited by||Jean Mamy|
|Music by||Vincent Scotto|
|Distributed by||Mediterranean Film Company|
Fanny is a 1932 French romance and drama film directed by Marc Allégret, based on the 1931 play by Marcel Pagnol. It is the second part of the Marseillaise film trilogy that begins with Marius (1931) and concludes with César (1936). Like Marius, the film was a box office success in France and is still considered to be a classic of French cinema.
The story takes place in Marseille. Marius, the son of barkeeper César, had a romance with Fanny, a neighbourhood girl and daughter of the fish salesman in the harbor. Marius then followed his dream by sailing away to travel the seven seas. Fanny then discovers she is pregnant by Marius, a shameful position in the community since she's a single mother with a father unable to secure the future of her and her child. She acquiesces to her mother's advice to marry a more prosperous salesman in the harbor, Honoré Panisse, who is 30 years older than she is. A few months after the marriage and the birth of the baby, Marius returns and tries to win back Fanny.
- Orane Demazis as Fanny Cabanis
- Raimu as César Olivier
- Alida Rouffe as Honorine Cabanis
- Charpin as Honoré Panisse
- Robert Vattier as Albert Brun
- Auguste Mourriès as Félix Escartefique
- Milly Mathis as Claudine Foulon
- Marcel Maupi as Mangiapan
- Édouard Delmont as Félicien Venelle
- Louis Boulle as Elzéar Bonnegrâce
- Odette Roger as Fortunette
- Annie Toinon as Amélie
- André Gide and Pierre Prévert have cameos
In popular culture
- The famed restaurateur and founder of California cuisine, Alice Waters, was so taken by this film that she named her Berkeley restaurant "Chez Panisse". The café located above the restaurant is decorated with posters from the films Marius, Fanny and César.
- The main characters from the films Marius, Fanny, and César make a cameo appearance in the Asterix comic book Asterix and the Banquet. The pétanque playing scene in the comic book is a reference to a similar scene in this film.
- Port of Seven Seas is James Whale's remake of Marius and Fanny.
- Fanny, a 1961 remake of the 1932 version.
- Fanny, a 2013 adaptation of the play, directed, written and starring Daniel Auteuil
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