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Goodbye, My Fancy

1951 1h 47m Comedy Drama List
Reviews 32% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
U.S. Congresswoman Agatha Reed (Joan Crawford) learns with surprise that she is to receive an honorary degree from the college that expelled her 20 years earlier for staying out all night. Traveling to the college with her secretary, Woody (Eve Arden), Agatha looks forward to reuniting with her old flame, former professor Dr. James Merrill (Robert Young) -- now the college president. Photographer Matt Cole (Frank Lovejoy), who loves Agatha, follows her, hoping to divert her from Merrill. Read More Read Less
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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Outdated, tepid and stagy romantic drama. Rated: C+ Apr 28, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Takes a bit to get going but once it does it is really good. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/24 Full Review Tom M Pretty good movie completely ruined by the ending. Lovejoy's character is a creep and an ass through the entire movie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/27/20 Full Review Audience Member The transition from play to film did not work. Crawford did not gel with any of the other characters and there was no chemistry between any of them. It was very dry and matter of fact, when it was intended to be an important drama. This film really falls flat on what it was supposed to be and the way it was written. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review ashley h Goodbye, My Fancy is a decent film. It is about Congresswoman Agatha Reed who returns to her alma mater for a homecoming. Joan Crawford and Robert Young give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Vincent Sherman did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the humor and romance. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Joan Crawford is a congresswoman who returns to her alma matter, where she was expelled for having an affair with professor, now dean and widower, Robert Young. It's an odd mix of lightweight comedy and social drama, but it works in a strange sort of way. Eve Arden is great as Crawford's assistant. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Something different for Joan playing a congresswoman who spends a weekend at her old college on a bittersweet journey. Originally intended for Rosalind Russell who had to bow out at the last minute, the part and Crawford aren't a perfect fit but it's nice to see her try something different. She does a good job and is surrounded by an excellent cast although Frank Lovejoy is likewise not an ideal choice for his role. While all the performers do well two really stand out, Eve Arden is her usual sharp self as Joan's Girl Friday but it's Lurene Tuttle who steals every second of her screen time as a seemingly flighty old chum who is more than meets the eye. Mixed in with the romance are some trenchant points about censorship and the fallacy of memory. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis U.S. Congresswoman Agatha Reed (Joan Crawford) learns with surprise that she is to receive an honorary degree from the college that expelled her 20 years earlier for staying out all night. Traveling to the college with her secretary, Woody (Eve Arden), Agatha looks forward to reuniting with her old flame, former professor Dr. James Merrill (Robert Young) -- now the college president. Photographer Matt Cole (Frank Lovejoy), who loves Agatha, follows her, hoping to divert her from Merrill.
Director
Vincent Sherman
Producer
Henry Blanke
Screenwriter
Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 22, 2009
Runtime
1h 47m
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