Funny Lady

Directed By: Herbert Ross Starring: Barbra Streisand

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Taking up where 'funny girl' leaves off, this is the story of fanny brice's relationship with showman billy rose.


Studio Sony
SKU 40163553
UPC 043396066762
UPC 14 00043396066762
Format DVD
Release Date 5/13/2008
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Barbra Streisand returns as Fanny Brice in this sequel to William Wyler's Oscar-winning FUNNY GIRL. FUNNY LADY picks up the saga of entertainer-comedienne Brice after her separation from playboy millionaire Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif). Newly single, she teams up brash Broadway producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur Billy Rose (James Caan), a showman whose lack of polish is made up in his boundless enthusiasm. Before long, Rose's professional relationship with Fanny turns into a touching and turbulent personal one. Wyler's extravagant production is highlighted by lavish musical numbers, elegant costumes and a dynamic cast, which is lead by Barbra Streisand's signature style and poise.
Plot Summary
Summary Barbra Streisand returns as Fanny Brice in this sequel to the award-winning musical FUNNY GIRL. In depression-era New York, the hugely successful entertainer's long-running show is closing and her marriage with playboy Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif) is over. Fanny finds herself out of work and looking for material when she meets Billy Rose (James Caan), a hustling nightclub owner and songwriter who is eager to work with the talented star. Billy and Fanny begin a working relationship that leads to the development of a new Broadway show with outlandish and ominous beginnings. With the advice of the experienced Fanny, Billy revamps the show, and it becomes an instant success. Their working relationship quickly becomes a loving relationship as Billy falls for the free-spirited star and Fanny falls for a compatible friend. Billy and Fanny marry and continue to work together on a series of smash hits, but as time goes on the pair spends less and less time together, too busy working to realize that the marriage is falling apart. For Fanny their union is based on friendship--she cannot truly love Billy until she realizes that her passion for Nick is over, and by then it might be too late to rescue her marriage.
New York Times "...As long as [Streisand] is singing the blues, or singing anything else, FUNNY LADY is superb entertainment..." 03/12/1975 p.30
Herbert Ross
Barbra Streisand
Cast & Crew
Barbra Streisand - Actor
Ben Vereen - Actor
Carole Wells - Actor
Colleen Camp - Actor
James Caan - Actor
Larry Gates - Actor
Omar Sharif - Actor
Roddy McDowall - Actor
Ray Aghayan - Costume Designer
Bob Mackie - Costume Designer
Herbert Ross - Director
James Wong Howe - Director of Photography
Marion Rothman - Film Editor
Maury Winetrobe - Film Editor
John Kander & Peter Matz - Musical Score
Ray Stark - Producer
George Jenkins - Production Designer
Jay Presson Allen - Screenplay
Arnold Schulman - Screenplay
Arnold Schulman - Story By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1975
Catalog ID 06676
UPC 00043396066762
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 136 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Chinese
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Oscar (1976) James Wong Howe, Nominee, Best Cinematography,Ray Aghayan & Bob Mackie, Nominee, Best Costume Design,Peter Matz, Nominee, Best Musical Scoring,John Kander & Fred Ebb, Nominee, Best Song,Don MacDougall, et al., Nominee, Best Sound
Golden Globe (1976) Ben Vereen, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Acting Debut--Male,James Caan, Nominee, Best Actor--Musical/Comedy,Barbra Streisand, Nominee, Best Actress--Musical/Comedy,John Kander & Fred Ebb, Nominee, Best Original Motion Picture Score,John Kander & Fred Ebb, Nominee, Best Original Motion Picture Song
ReviewSource The Motion Picture Guide
Review Sequels are seldom as good as the original, but this one comes close... there was enough music in the movie to satisfy anyone...
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Streisand,Barbra
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...fine moments of music and comedy...
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever ...just as good, or almost, as the original.

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