Thursday, March 05, 2009

1931 Marius source for 1954 Broadway musical & 1961 AAW film Fannie

Marius (1931) is a French theater script written by Marcel Pagnol that was later converted into a film of the same name directed by Alexander Korda. The film is a part of a trilogy which includes the films "Cesar" (Marius' father) and "Fanny" (Marius' ex-fiancee).

The 1961 film Fanny is a drama about a young woman and the man she loves. He is torn between leaving his boring life for adventures at sea or staying behind with the girl.

The movie was adapted by Julius J. Epstein from the 1954 Broadway musical Fanny by S. N. Behrman, Joshua Logan, and Harold Rome, which in turn had been adapted from the plays Fanny, Marius and César by Marcel Pagnol. It was directed by Logan.

Starring Leslie Caron, Horst Buchholz, Maurice Chevalier, and Charles Boyer, it received multiple Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Fanny (1932) May 10, 02:00AM TCM

Fanny (1961) Title is not currently scheduled. DVD available.

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