Funny Girl

Release Date: August 31st, 1968

DVD Release Date: October 23rd, 2001

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, Frank Faylen

Director: William Wyler

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Rastar Pictures, Columbia Pictures

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Fall, Charming, Spirited, Love, Husband, Marriage, Amusing, Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael SragowBaltimore Sun

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

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Whatever its flaws, Funny Girl is one star vehicle that works perfectly for its subject. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The trouble with Funny Girl is almost everything except Barbra Streisand. She is magnificent. show more

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Winner Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Actress
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Music (Song -- Original for the Picture)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Score of a Musical Picture - Original or Adaptation)
Nominated Sound