Fanfan la Tulipe [videorecording] /
Rialto Pictures ; Filmsonor société anonyme présente ; un film de Christian-Jaque ; scénario original de René Wheeler et René Fallet ; adaptation de Christian-Jaque, Henri Jeanson, René Wheeler ; dialogues de Henri Jeanson ; production dirigée par Alexandre Mnouchkine ; une co-production Franco-Italiennne, Filmsonor S.A., Films Ariane, Amato Produzione.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2008.
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., b&w. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] p.; Ill. ; 19 cm.)
1604650788, 9781604650785
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[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2008.
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Logos/Opening credits -- Eighteenth-century France -- Fanfan -- "Thank you, Adeline" -- King's daughter -- Recruits -- Insubordinate -- Rooftop duel -- "Charming mustache" -- Castle -- "Bad news?" -- Unrequited love -- Adeline and the king -- "My kind of woman" -- To the rescue -- Behind enemy lines -- "So, do you love me?" -- White flag -- Color bars.
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Directeur de la photographie, Christian Matras ; montage de [edited by], Jacques Desagneaux ; musique de Maurice Thiriet et Georges Van Parys ; décors de Robert Gys ; créateur de costumes, Marcel Escoffier.
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Dolby Digital mono.; fullscreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.33:1; new restored high-definition digital transfer.
Originally produced as a French motion picture in 1952.
Special features: Gérard Philipe: Star, idol, legend [featurette] (27 min.); Clip from colorized "Fanfan la Tulipe" [featurette] (6 min.); Trailer (4 min.); booklet includes the essay "En Garde!" by Kenneth Turan.
Gérard Philipe, Gina Lollobrigida, Marcel Herrand, Olivier Hussenot, Henri Rollan, Nerio Bernardi, Jean Marc Tennberg, Geneviève Page, Sylvie Pelayo, Lolita de Silva, Irène Young, Georgette Anys, Hennery, Lucien Callamand, Gil Delamare, Jackie Blanchot, Joe Davray, Gerard Buhr, Georges Demas, Jean Parédès, Noël Roquevert, Jean Debucourt .
Charming rogue Fanfan flits from one adventure to the other after evading marriage by joining the army in the midst of the Seven Years' War. He's motivated less by patriotism than by a consultation with Adeline, a voluptuous phony fortuneteller who promises that he will find glory in the army, even win the hand of King Louis XV's daughter. Herself the daughter of a recruiting sergeant, Adeline is a charlatan, but the irrepressible Fanfan sets about fulfilling his "destiny," even as his would-be soothsayer finds herself falling in love with him. Flirting and fighting, trouble reliably finds Fanfan, who just as reliably evades it.
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In French or dubbed English, with optional subtitles in English.
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Not rated.
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DVD, region 1 ; NTSC.

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