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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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Sad, pathetic, and wonderful
14 November 2001 | by (Dixie, USA) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie a few times, and it just grows on you. Gleason shows how powerful a performance one can do without uttering one word.

Many have described this film well. It is a great performance by Gleason, and yes the little girl isn't the cutest, but she wasn't meant to be. It makes his love for her and the mother all the more powerful. The SADDEST part of this film is that it has never been released on Video or DVD yet. Perhaps someday Hollywood will catch up with the people's hearts.


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