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Marius (1931)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 13 April 1933 (USA)
Marius is faced with a choice whether to fulfill his passion by sailing the seas or stay and marry the woman he loves.

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(as Alexandre Korda)

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(play), (screenplay)
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Cast

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César Olivier
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Honoré Panisse (as Charpin)
Alida Rouffe ...
Honorine Cabanis
Paul Dullac ...
Félix Escartefigue
Alexandre Mihalesco ...
Piquoiseau (as Mihalesco)
Robert Vattier ...
Albert Brun
Édouard Delmont ...
Le Goelec
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Storyline

César runs a bar along Marseilles' port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M. Panisse, an aging widower and prosperous sail maker; Honorine, a fishmonger with a sidewalk stall near the bar; her daughter, Fanny, who helps her sell cockles; and, various old salts. Friends since childhood, Fanny and Marius love each other, but Marius has a secret wanderlust: every ship's whistle stirs a longing for foreign lands. When M. Panisse seeks Fanny's hand in marriage and when a departing clipper needs a deckhand, Marius and Fanny must decide who and what they love most. César, with his generous, comic spirit, tries to guide his son. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

13 April 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Marios  »

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| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Famed restaurateur and founder of California cuisine, Alice Waters', was so taken with the Fanny trilogy that she named her Berkeley restaurant "Chez Panisse". The café upstairs from the restaurant is decorated with posters from this film and its sequels Fanny (1932), and César (1936). See more »

Goofs

(at around 11 mins) Honorine (Alida Rouffe) is talking with César. She puts her glass on the table, but after a cut, she put the same glass again on the table. See more »

Connections

Version of Pagnol: Marius (1977) See more »

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An excellent view of human nature in its strongest form
5 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Although a film in subtitles, it easily translates into any language through the universal language of the heart. Pagnol was a strong believer that even though sound was a new and amazing convention in cinematography, it could not be taken advantage of. This belief is readily apparent in Marius. Marius is filled with wonderful dialogue, heartwarming scenes, and emotional relationships. Furthermore, the characters of Cesar and Marius were played to perfection. This film is one that breaks the barrier of time. Even though it may be seventy years old, its themes will universally touch all of those who watch it for ages and generation


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