Synopsis: Almost 19-year-old Marius feels himself in a rut in Marseille, his life planned for him by his cafe'-owning father, and he longs for the sea. The night before he is to leave on a 5-year voyage, Fanny, a girl he grew up with, reveals that she is in love with him, and he discovers that he is in love with her. He must choose between an exciting life at sea, and a boring life with the woman he loves. And Fanny must choose between keeping the man she loves, and letting him live the life he seems to want.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Joshua Logan
Production: Westchester Films
  Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 11 nominations.
134 min

Full steam ahead!

Enough, idiot!

You're using up all the steam!




Glad to have had you aboard.





Good morning, Panisse.



Beautiful sardines!

Isn't anybody hungry today?

Morning, ladies.

Hi, Miquel.

Are you going to buy

something, or just stand there?

These oysters are very

small, aren't they?

If it's monsters you

want, go the aquarium.

Two dozen, please.

Morning, Honorine.

Morning, Escartifique.

Where is

your beautiful daughter?

It's Fanny's day off.


It's all right, Cesar.

It's me, Escartifique.

Is your son tending bar?

Marius, I am here.

My glass of wine, please.





Thank you, Marius.

Bum bum bum bum bum bum

bum bum bum bum bum bum bum

Bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum.

Ha, ha!

Ahoy, there, mate,

what time is it?


Ho, ho!

Hey, Marius!



Uh, Marius!

Oh, Marius, she's do

in any minute, Marius.


You want the whole

world to know?

It's your big chance.

Will you be ready?

Come here.

Hurry up!



Ho, ho.

Already packed, huh?

And your papers?

Oh, ho, ho.

You'll get away!

Oh, ho!

Oh, what a beautiful sound, eh?

That's the Saigon.

She wants a pilot.

It's whistling, Marius.

Yes, it's the Saigon.


It is the percolator!

Is that coffee for him?


Want a cup?


Why not?

Because if we drink

everything free,

There will be nothing

left for the customers.

If you meant to insult

me, you succeeded.


What insult?

Hey, if at the age of 20 I

can't offer a cup of coffee

To a friend, what am I, huh?

You're barely 19 in 2 months.

Now don't be in

such a hurry to 20.

Oh, we have an

appointment later, right?

Uh, I don't know.


Ship ahoy!

Aha, ha, ha, ha.

Oh, ha, ha, ha.

I congratulate you on

your choice of friends.

A half crazy...

The Admiral is

completely crazy.

But is my friend.


Hot today, isn't it?

Ha, ha.

Well, isn't somebody

going to say something?

Your poor mother will allow

you to sell fish in, uh, that?

I sell no fish today.

It's my birthday.

Oh, of course.

Heartfelt congratulations.

Ha, ha, ha.

Thank you, Cesar.

Here, inhale.

It's not sardine.

It's perfume!


Is it very expensive?

Of course not.

But is perfume.

Mama give it to me.

She said, uh, today,

daughter, you are a woman.

I'm still not married.

Ha, ha, a woman!

Marius, how long ago was it

that you and Fanny were playing

On the floor together, with

both your noses running?

A cup of coffee, please.

Marius, don't you think

it's nice to be 18?

Not particularly.

It's so, well, in between.

I mean, at 17 one is

young, at 19 a man.

But 18...

Well, I have no

desire to be a man.

Have another whiff.


Fanny, don't pay any

attention to my son.

You're beautiful.

Soon you'll get married

and have children,

So they can poison

your existence.

Oh, now I poison his existence!

I do half your work.

Half my work?

Ha, ha!

Whenever you're needed,

you're not here.

You're a dreamer,

that's what you are.

You were born right

upstairs and you can't even

Learn how to proportion a

decent lemon pecan coureso.

You don't make two

of them the same!

Well, since the customer's

drink only one at a time,

They can't compare them.

What have you got to

answer to that, Cesar?

Now, you keep out of this.

You're only 18.

Now what's so

difficult about this?

Now look, one third

coureso... now pay attention!

Yes, sir.

A little fare.

Ah, and one third lemon.


I see.

Now, a good third pecan.


And now, add a

big fare of water.


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Julius J. Epstein

Julius J. Epstein (August 22, 1909 – December 30, 2000) was an American screenwriter, who had a long career, best remembered for his screenplay – written with his twin brother, Philip, and Howard E. Koch – of the film Casablanca (1942), for which the writers won an Academy Award. It was adapted from an unpublished play, Everybody Comes to Rick's, written by Murray Bennett and Joan Alison. more…

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