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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 ...
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Lenore Bushman ...
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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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Though Cedric Gibbons is credited as the art director of this film, this was part of his contract with MGM, where all films produced by the studio bore his name. The art direction was actually the work of the film's star, William Haines, who would soon leave acting to pursue what would become a highly successful, decades-long career as an interior designer. 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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I found the acting atrocious
21 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just a Gigolo is a movie best appreciated by those who are 45 and older and who enjoy older films. It is not a prime time movie. It is probably best enjoyed late at night or on a rainy afternoon. I found the acting in the movie mostly to be, put it lightly, atrocious. However, that was the style in the early films. Watch the lifestyles of the rich and famous in 1931. The best thing about this movie is that it is fairly short, just a little over an hour in length, and will fill empty time and create empty noise. I am most grateful for the short movie. Wine and cheese are on the menu for snacks for this film. Popcorn is okay. The movie may even be a cure for insomnia if it were not for the screeching female voices in the film, particularly the French accented one. It's not so bad to rate it as really bad. It's just bad and I enjoy older films. Not a total waste of time though.


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