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Just a Gigolo (1931)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  6 June 1931 (USA)
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Haines plays the role of a festive British nobleman, for whom a marriage has been arranged by his relatives. He goes to a European Summer resort and poses as a gigolo to meet the girl ... See full summary »

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Irene Purcell ...
Roxan Hartley
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Lord George Hampton
Charlotte Granville ...
Lady Jane Hartley
Lilian Bond ...
Lady Agatha Carrol
Albert Conti ...
A French Husband
Maria Alba ...
A French Wife
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Freddie
Lenore Bushman ...
Gwenny
Gerald Fielding ...
Tony
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Pauline
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Haines plays the role of a festive British nobleman, for whom a marriage has been arranged by his relatives. He goes to a European Summer resort and poses as a gigolo to meet the girl chosen, learn what she's like and to apply the "acid test". Written by Richard Unger <DECOCHASER@aol.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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6 June 1931 (USA)  »

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Dancing Partner  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Irene Purcell reprised her role in the play for this movie. See more »

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Just a Gigolo
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Leonello Casucci, German lyrics by 'Julius Brammer' and English lyrics by Irving Caesar
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Watch It for the sets, Irene Purcell and the old folks
24 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

William Haines is not believable as a "straight man" in this movie, despite what others think, and so there is no sexual frisson between him and Irene Purcell. They are as brother and sister, but what a sister she is! Really quite contemporary in her deportment, she fascinated me with her performance. As others noted, she came and went

  • perhaps her interpretations were just too far advanced. But the movie


was a hit, and I think she carries Haines through, with her "needy sister" act to his absolutely dispassionate comportment with her. Anyway, one reviewer says Haines had a hand in the set design, and if you love "geometric Deco" (as I do), they are to die for. I kept pausing and studying the sheer complexity of the opening set - way, way cool. And the old folks, C. Aubrey Smith, and Charlotte Granville, are great as Brits who know how to let their youth evolve. A quite amusing scene when the two react to the "sex book" that the young folk are reading. Somethings never change. A refreshing move, even if Haines only really engages with the other men and is too much the buffoon with the women for my liking.


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