ByNovember 02, 2008
To see the gorgeous Fanfan la Tulipe is to go back in time twice over: to the film’s eighteenth-century French setting and to the international cinema world of more than fifty years ago, when . . . Read more »
Legendary French star Gérard Philipe swashbuckled his way into film history as the peasant soldier Fanfan in Christian-Jaque’s devil-may-care romantic action-comedy. In eighteenth-century France, Fanfan joins King Louis XV’s army to avoid a forced marriage to a local lass and gets himself into close scrapes and tight squeezes with Gina Lollobrigida’s impostor fortune-teller, Adeline, on his way to fighting in the Seven Years’ War. Filled to the brim with dazzling stunts and randy innuendo, Fanfan la Tulipe, which won the best director prize at Cannes and was a smash hit upon its initial release, remains one of France’s all-time most beloved films.
|Executive producers||Francis Cosne and Georges Danciger|
|Music||Maurice Thiriet and Georges van Parys|
|Assistant director||Raymond Villette|
|Adaptation by||Christian-Jaque, Henri Jeanson and René Wheeler|
|Screenplay||René Wheeler and René Fallet|