In this adaptation from the French classic FANNY by Marcel Pagnol, O'Sullivan and Beal play young lovers in the port town of Marseilles. When Beal takes to the sea, O'Sullivan discovers that she is pregnant by him. She confides her situation to Morgan, lifelong friend to Beal's father
Beery and adoring admirer of O'Sullivan. Despite their differences in age and the fact that she does not love him, Morgan and O'Sullivan marry. Beal returns, still very much in love with O'Sullivan, but takes off for the sea again in order to allow the child a stable life. Pagnol had filmed his
own play (see FANNY, 1948, Fr.) in 1932; when MGM bought the rights to it, Pagnol's vastly ...