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Marius (1931)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 13 April 1933 (USA)
Marius is faced with a choice whether to fulfill his passion by sailing the seas or stay and marry the woman he loves.

Director:

Alexander Korda (as Alexandre Korda)

Writers:

Marcel Pagnol (play), Marcel Pagnol (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Raimu ... César Olivier
Pierre Fresnay ... Marius
Fernand Charpin ... Honoré Panisse (as Charpin)
Alida Rouffe Alida Rouffe ... Honorine Cabanis
Paul Dullac Paul Dullac ... Félix Escartefigue
Alexandre Mihalesco ... Piquoiseau (as Mihalesco)
Robert Vattier ... Albert Brun
Édouard Delmont Édouard Delmont ... Le Goelec
Orane Demazis ... Fanny
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Storyline

César runs a bar along Marseilles' port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M. Panisse, an aging widower and prosperous sail maker; Honorine, a fishmonger with a sidewalk stall near the bar; her daughter, Fanny, who helps her sell cockles; and, various old salts. Friends since childhood, Fanny and Marius love each other, but Marius has a secret wanderlust: every ship's whistle stirs a longing for foreign lands. When M. Panisse seeks Fanny's hand in marriage and when a departing clipper needs a deckhand, Marius and Fanny must decide who and what they love most. César, with his generous, comic spirit, tries to guide his son. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 April 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marios See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,720, 8 January 2017

Gross USA:

$8,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,262
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Pierre Fresnay. See more »

Goofs

(at around 11 mins) Honorine (Alida Rouffe) is talking with César. She puts her glass on the table, but after a cut, she put the same glass again on the table. See more »

Connections

Followed by César (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Valparaiso
(uncredited)
Music by Philippe Parès and Georges Van Parys
Lyrics by Armand Hayet
Sung by Raimu
Editions Philippe Parès
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An excellent view of human nature in its strongest form
5 January 2000 | by PoindxtrSee all my reviews

Although a film in subtitles, it easily translates into any language through the universal language of the heart. Pagnol was a strong believer that even though sound was a new and amazing convention in cinematography, it could not be taken advantage of. This belief is readily apparent in Marius. Marius is filled with wonderful dialogue, heartwarming scenes, and emotional relationships. Furthermore, the characters of Cesar and Marius were played to perfection. This film is one that breaks the barrier of time. Even though it may be seventy years old, its themes will universally touch all of those who watch it for ages and generation


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