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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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November 1962 (USA)  »

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I have to see this movie again!
19 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was looking at the Emmy nominations for 2005 and saw The Wool Cap and the name Gigot. I had to look it up to see if it was the same story - because although I haven't seen this movie since I was probably 10 or even younger, it remains one of my favorite films.

I am moved to tears at the memory of this film. Jackie Gleason as the gentle giant Gigot - one of the best performances I've ever seen. His relationship with the little girl is lush and expressive without words. He loves her so much your heart aches watching it.

Someone wrote "You HAVE to see this movie!" Agreed. And I HAVE to see it again.

That I can remember this film from so long ago is a testament to its emotional punch. It's a sweet and touching film.


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