Goodbye, My Fancy

Overview

Based on a play by Fay Kanin, this comedy drama follows a successful congresswoman's emotional journey back to her alma mater. When Agatha Reed (Joan Crawford) is offered an honorary degree at her former college, she is forced to remember the reason she was expelled to begin with. Nearly twenty years prior, Agatha (Crawford) had an affair with Dr. James Merrill (Robert Young), one of her professors. After her departure, Dr. Merrill (Young) slowly rose through the ranks, eventually becoming the president of the ...
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Overview

Based on a play by Fay Kanin, this comedy drama follows a successful congresswoman's emotional journey back to her alma mater. When Agatha Reed (Joan Crawford) is offered an honorary degree at her former college, she is forced to remember the reason she was expelled to begin with. Nearly twenty years prior, Agatha (Crawford) had an affair with Dr. James Merrill (Robert Young), one of her professors. After her departure, Dr. Merrill (Young) slowly rose through the ranks, eventually becoming the president of the school. Despite having left under less than desirable circumstances, Agatha is excited to see him and hopes to rekindle their relationship. Meanwhile, newspaper reporter Matt Cole (Frank Lovejoy), not only follow's Agatha to her former university, but unsucessfully proposes marriage. Unfortunately for him, the alumna's eyes are set firmly towards her old flame. However, once Matt (Lovejoy) and Agatha team up in a passionate attempt to update the school's outdated curriculum, she realizes who she truly loves. ~ Tracie Cooper
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Relatively lightweight despite a few stabs at making a statement, Goodbye My Fancy is at least notable for giving Joan Crawford the chance to star in a traditional romance rather than the heavy, sometimes embarrassing melodramas that marked her career in the 1950s and turned her into a caricature of herself. Crawford's performance is not totally successful -- she doesn't seem totally at ease with the role and arguably was miscast -- but the relative simplicity of her work here is a refreshing change of pace, and she of course still has that identifiable Crawford way with a line. The star is not helped by a screenplay that offers too little in the way of originality; its support for free speech are commendable but predictable and come across as preachy. The main romantic triangle is not given a fresh twist, and Robert Young is rather dull as the man who once inspired such passion in Crawford. Frank Lovejoy is better as the man who wants her now, but Eve Arden is the only member of the supporting cast who really makes the film come to life.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2009
  • UPC: 883316125533
  • Original Release: 1951
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: B&W / Full Frame
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 44,142

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Agatha Reed
Robert Young Dr. James Merrill
Frank Lovejoy Matt Cole
Eve Arden Woody
Janice Rule Virginia Merrill
Lurene Tuttle Ellen Griswold
Howard St. John Claude Griswold
Viola Roache Miss Shackleford
Morgan Farley Dr. Pitt
Virginia Gibson Mary Nell Dodge
John Qualen Prof. Dingley
John Alvin Jack White
Mary Carver Jon Wintner
Ellen Corby Miss Birdeshaw
Creighton Hale Butler
John Hedloe Telephone Man
Frederic Howard
Frank Hyers Man
Ann Robin Clarissa Carter
Phil Tead Reporter
Larry Williams
Technical Credits
Vincent Sherman Director
Henry Blanke Producer
Rudi Fehr Editor
Stanley Fleischer Art Director
Ivan Goff Screenwriter
Ray Heindorf Score Composer
Ted D. McCord Cinematographer
Sheila O'Brien Costumes/Costume Designer
Ben Roberts Screenwriter
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