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G| 2 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
In this bittersweet, classic musical drama, the vibrant and beautiful young Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand) starts out as a bit player on the New York City vaudeville stage, but works her way up to stardom on Broadway. Valued for her vocal and comedic talents by the renowned theater impresario Florenz Ziegfeld (Walter Pidgeon), Fanny thrives, but her relationship with her suave, imprisoned businessman husband, Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), is another story.

Cast: Barbra Streisand , Omar Sharif , Walter Pidgeon , Kay Medford , Anne Francis , Lee Allen , Gerald Mohr ,

Director: William Wyler

Genres: Musical

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Funny Girl (1968)

Release Date: August 31st, 1968|2 hr. 31 min.

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critic reviews (7)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 100
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    You can reexperience the humor and magic -- and the essence of Streisand -- in this William Wyler classic. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Funny Girl is old-fashioned; it is also exhilarating. show more

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    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    The musical biography of comedian Fanny Brice emerges as a true classic, as enthralling as the day it was released in 1968. It is a superb example of Hollywood craftsmanship in which all elements have been blended to perfection with inspired artistry. show more

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