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CastBarbra Streisand, Frank Faylen, Walter Pidgeon, Omar Sharif, John Harmon, Mae Questel, Raymond Guth, Anne Francis, Gerald Mohr, Penny Santon, Kay Medford, Lee Allen, Mittie Lawrence, Gertrude Flynn, Inge Neilsen, Tommy Rall, Thordis Brandt, Karen Lee, Mary Jane Mangler
DirectorWilliam Wyler
Genre:  Music, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Release Date:  September 19, 1968
MPAA Rating:  G
Runtime:  2hrs 31min
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review by . October 29, 2010
Wonderfully entertaining
Barbra Streisand stars as Fanny Brice who rose from the slums of New York to became the beloved star of the Zigfeld Follies in the early 1900s. Omar Sharif costars as Nicky Arnstein, a professional gambler who woos, marries, and leaves her. The movie is all about Barbra; the screen is filled with close-ups of her unusual and beautiful face and her pitch-perfect voice. She is simply fabulous.      The scenes of Zigfeld shows are cute and funny, and Streisand …
review by . May 08, 2000
Pros: all good     Cons: none     Making her film debut as Fanny Brice, Barbra Streisand begins the legend that continues to this day. Adapted from the Broadway Play by the same name, in which she also starred, this story takes you into the life and pitfalls of the great Fanny Brice - comedic talent from the Ziegfield era.      Perfectly chosen for this role of ugly duckling turned into swan (a role that Streisand continues to seek out …
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