Fanfan la Tulipe (1953) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Fanfan la Tulipe (1953)



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Movie Info

In this film, Gerard Philipe plays Fanfan, a handsome, athletic, and self-impressed young peasant soldier. Fanfan is as adept in the boudoir as on the battlefield; it has been prophesied that he will wed the king's daughter, thus he wants to get as much practice as possible.


Gina Lollobrigida
as Adeline La Franchise
Gérard Philipe
as Fanfan the Tulip
Jean Parédès
as Capt. La Houlette
Geneviève Page
as La Pompadour
Hiram Sherman
as English Commentary
Sylvie Pelayo
as Henriette de France
Georgette Anys
as Madame Tranche-Montagne
Noël Roquevert
as Fier-a-Bras
Oliver Hussenot
as Tranche-Montagne
Henri Rollan
as Marechal d'Estrees
Nerio Bernardi
as Sgt. La Franchise
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Critic Reviews for Fanfan la Tulipe

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

You get a sense not only of Philipe's professional training, which clearly honed his skills in choreography and movement, but also of his natural charms. That the actor performs so effortlessly, so casually, is the real magic here.

October 12, 2006 | Full Review…

Starring the go-to couple of Gérard Philipe and Gina Lollobrigida, it features duels, chases and low-cut costumes, all in glorious black and white.

August 25, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Enjoyable but undeniably creaky; what played as glorious period tomfoolery to European festival juries and discerning U S audiences in the early 1950s now just seems quaintly pleased with itself.

August 18, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Christian-Jaque gets a bouquet for his effort, even though it's just this side of being complete.

July 22, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Cahiers-savvy cinephiles will recognize Fanfan as the type of handsome prestige production that the French New Wave overthrew in the early '60s, but this example of the 'cinéma de qualité' is hardly a musty artifact.

July 18, 2006 | Full Review…

The film is rather more decorative to look at than such Anglo-Saxon equivalents as The Crimson Pirate, but Christian Jaque's opulent, heavy-handed manner tends to sacrifice wit and elegance to some only moderately entertaining burlesque heroics.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fanfan la Tulipe


Fanfan La Tulipe is a charming adventure romance comedy infused with enjoyable sword choreography featuring a mischievous Fanfan in search of love and destiny. Playful.

Jan Marc Macababayao
Jan Marc Macababayao

Super Reviewer

The Original one was Brilliant as well the Remake with Vincent Perez.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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