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Running time
134 min.
United States United States
Julius J. Epstein (Play: Marcel Pagnol, Harold Rome, S.N. Behrman, Joshua Logan)
Harold Rome, Morris Stoloff, Harry Sukman
Jack Cardiff
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Warner Bros. Pictures
Drama. Romance | Romantic Drama. 1920s
Synopsis / Plot
Almost 19-year-old Marius (Horst Buchholz) feels himself in a rut in Marseille, his life planned for him by his cafe'-owning father, and he longs for the sea. The night before he is to leave on a 5-year voyage, Fanny (Leslie Caron), a girl he grew up with, reveals that she is in love with him, and he discovers that he is in love with her. He must choose between an exciting life at sea, and a boring life with the woman he loves. And Fanny must choose between keeping the man she loves, and letting him live the life he seems to want.
1961: 5 Nominations for Oscar, including, Movie, Actor (Boyer) and Editing
1961: Golden Globes: 4 Nominations, including Best Film - Drama
1961: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1961: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
1961: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
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