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Gigot (1962)

 -  Comedy  -  November 1962 (USA)
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Jackie Gleason plays a mute janitor who befriends Nicole, the little daughter of a prostitute.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Katherine Kath ...
Colette
Gabrielle Dorziat ...
Madame Brigitte
Jean Lefebvre ...
Gaston
Jacques Marin ...
Jean
Albert Rémy ...
Alphonse (as Albert Remy)
Yvonne Constant ...
Lucille Duval
Germaine Delbat ...
Madame Greuze
Albert Dinan ...
Bistro Proprietor
Diane Gardner ...
Nicole
Frank Villard ...
Pierre (as Franck Villard)
Camille Guérini ...
Priest (as Camille Guerini)
René Havard ...
Albert
Louis Falavigna ...
Monsieur Duval
Jean Michaud ...
Gendarme
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A poignant comedy about a mute who befriends Nicole, the little daughter of a prostitute. Gleason shows his considerable talents as an actor without uttering a sound as he plays the bumbling, kind-hearted janitor, Gigot. Gleason wrote the original story and music for this film. Written by Charlie Watkins <watkinsck@msn.com>

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A new joy has come to the screen... and the world is a happier place to live in!

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Brilliant
24 August 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I don't think that there's much to add that hasn't already been said. I first saw this movie when I was about 7 and never forgot it. I recently was lucky enough to see it again, nearly 35 years later and still marveled at it's emotional depth and breadth. I was amazed at how well I remembered details, especially the scene where he gets frusrated and begins to strike himself. It's amazing that he not only brilliantly played the character without dialogue, but he also wrote the movie and the music. How much talent can one person have? A pity it's not available on VHS or DVD.


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