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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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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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6 June 1931 (USA)  »

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Dancing Partner  »

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The English adaptation of the play was produced by David Belasco and opened in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in late July, 1930. It moved to New York City on 5 August 1930. 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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A Little William Haines Romantic Comedy
26 February 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

The American nephew of an English nobleman is appalled at the prospect of an arranged marriage. To prove to his uncle that all girls are not sweet & innocent, he disguises himself as his intended's paid dancing companion, to see if she'll have an affair with him. To his surprise, he falls in love with her. When she catches on to the trick, will she acknowledge her hidden love for him, or will she continue to treat him as JUST A GIGOLO?

William Haines, always enjoyable to watch, sparks this little pre-Production Code comedy, in which his silly-billy antics are toned down a bit. He's particularly fun in the climaxing scenes at the San Sebastian Inn, when he thinks Irene Purcell has surrendered a wee bit too far to his charms. Miss Purcell gives a pert performance as a spoiled young noblewoman in need of firm handling. Wonderful old Sir C. Aubrey Smith is excellent as a crusty lord who has much to learn about modern youth, circa 1931.

Haines was one of the art directors on this picture. The following year, with his dismissal from MGM, he would start a new & very successful career as a Hollywood interior decorator.


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