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Fanfan la Tulipe (1952)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 4 May 1953 (USA)
Swashbuckling adventures of young army recruit Fanfan la Tulipe during the reign of King Louis XV in 18th Century France.

Director:

Christian-Jaque

Writers:

René Wheeler (original scenario), René Fallet (original scenario) | 4 more credits »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Philipe ... Fanfan La Tulipe (as Gérard Philipe du Théatre National Populaire)
Gina Lollobrigida ... Adeline La Franchise
Marcel Herrand ... Louis XV
Olivier Hussenot Olivier Hussenot ... Tranche-Montagne
Henri Rollan ... Le maréchal d'Estrée (as Henri Rollan de la Comédie Française)
Nerio Bernardi ... La Franchise
Jean-Marc Tennberg Jean-Marc Tennberg ... Monsieur Lebel (as Jean Marc Tennberg)
Geneviève Page ... La marquise de Pompadour
Sylvie Pelayo Sylvie Pelayo ... Henriette de France
Lolita De Silva Lolita De Silva ... La dame d'honneur (as Lolita de Silva)
Irène Young Irène Young ... Marion
Georgette Anys Georgette Anys ... Madame Tranche-Montagne
Hennery Hennery ... Guillot
Lucien Callamand Lucien Callamand ... Le maréchal de Brandebourg
Gil Delamare ... Un soldat
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Storyline

Fanfan is a handsome young peasant. He joins the army to escape a forced marriage and because a gypsy girl predicted he will earn glory and the king's daughter as a wife. But the 'gypsy' girl was in fact Adeline, the daughter of the recruiting officer. Once he has discovered the stratagem, Fanfan refuses to forget this dream and decides to fulfill the destiny of the fake prediction. Fantastic swashbuckling adventures in a 18th Century setting, with a light criticism of the war and the mighty. Written by Yepok

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 May 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fanfan la Tulipe See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,070, 23 July 2006

Gross USA:

$30,590

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,590
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #451. See more »

Goofs

This is a fun film not to be taken as history, but it is supposed to be set in the Seven Years War in the 18th Century. The troops are carrying percussion cap rifles from the 1860s. See more »

Connections

Remade as Fanfan (2003) See more »

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One of the best movies ever made!
6 March 1999 | by I.A.See all my reviews

Gerard Phillipe is absolutely perfect in this movie, funny, tender, brave and lover.He gives a superior dimension to a movie which is even a masterpiece, as much by the other actors (Gina Lollobrigida:miaoooou!!) as by the story or the rhythm. Never boring, always creating new emotions: for me, the best french movie of all time.


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