Fanfan la Tulipe (1953)

Fanfan la Tulipe
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Comedy, Romance
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Rene Fallet Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Henri Jeanson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Rene Wheeler Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Francis Cosne Producer n/a 3 3000002
Christian-Jaque Director n/a 2 2000001
Georges Dancigers Producer n/a 3 3000001
Christian-Jaque Screenplay n/a 120778 4000004
Christian Matras Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Robert Gys Set Designer n/a 202 9000001
Marcel Escoffier Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Maurice Thiriet Music n/a 120781 8000002
Georges Van Parys Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jacques Desagneaux Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jean Debucourt Actor Voice of the Historian 1 1000015
Lucien Callamand Actor Marshal von Brambourg 1 1000014
Noel Roquevert Actor Fier-a-Bras 1 1000005
Jean Paredes Actor Capitaine de la Houlette 1 1000006
Marcel Herrand Actor Louis XV 1 1000004
Olivier Hussenot Actor Tranche-Montagne 1 1000003
Gerard Philipe Actor Fanfan 1 1000002
Genevieve Page Actor Madame la Pompadour 1 1000007
Sylvie Pelayo Actor Princess Henriette 1 1000008
Georgette Anys Actor Madame Tranche-Montagne 1 1000012
Robert Ennery Actor Guillot 1 1000013
Henri Rolland Actor Marshal d'Estrees 1 1000011
Jean-Marc Tennberg Actor Lebel 1 1000010
Nerio Bernardi Actor La Franchise 1 1000009
Gina Lollobrigida Actor Adeline 1 1000001
France, 1760s. The Seven Years' War decimates the armies of Europe as King Louis XV's recruiting offers scour the country for new cannon fodder. Meanwhile, in a quiet corner of Normandy lives Fanfan, a footloose young orphan who leads a charmed life as a rustic Casanova when not practicing his fencing skills on unsuspecting grain sacks. When the father of his latest conquest catches him in flagrant delit, Fanfan decides its time to sign up with the army to escape a "pitchfork" wedding--but he is also motivated by Adeline, a gypsy who predicts military glory for him and marriage to the King's daughter. However, Adeline is in fact only the recruiting sergeant's daughter, serving as a decoy to unsuspecting yokels to sing up. On his way to training camp, Fanfan single-handedly comes to the rescue of none other than Henriette, the King's daughter, and the Marquise de la Pompadour, when their royal carriage is attacked by Bandits. La Pompadour gives Fanfan a golden tulip (and a nickname) as thanks for his heroic deeds.