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Fanny (1961) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Joshua Logan and produced by Ben Kadish.

Academy Awards 1961 --- Ceremony Number 34 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorCharles BoyerNominated
Best CinematographyJack CardiffNominated
Best Film EditingWilliam H. ReynoldsNominated
Best Music - ScoringMorris Stoloff, Harry SukmanNominated
Best PictureJoshua Logan, ProducerNominated
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Fanny: Do you know where I've just come from?
Marius: [Uneasy] No.
Fanny: Panisse's. I told him I could no marry him.
Marius: Are you sure you did the right thing?


Panisse: Your son is a lout! And with or without your permission I would kick him in the behind!


Fanny: Why weren't you at the dance last night?
Marius: Well, I can live without dancing.
Fanny: I dance practically every dance with Victor. Very good dancer. Very polite and clever too.
Marius: Victor? Is he that little boy with the large pimples?
Fanny: Oh the pimples are all gone now.
Marius: I'm glad to hear it.
Fanny: They've been replaced by boils.


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The New York production of "Fanny" opened at the Majestic Theater in New York on November 4, 1954 and ran for 888 performances.
Claude Dauphin was considered for the role of Monsieur Brun.
This production of "Fanny" began as a hit Broadway musical in 1954, with the libretto co-authored by Joshua Logan, who also directed the show, which starred Ezio Pinza, in his last stage role before his death, as Cesar, Walter Slezak as Panisse, and Florence Henderson as Fanny. When the musical was filmed, Logan stayed on as director, and the film was faithful to the show, except for the fact that Logan dropped all of the songs and simply used them as background scoring.
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