Jackie Gleason plays a mute janitor who befriends Nicole, the little daughter of a prostitute.

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Cast

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Katherine Kath ...
Colette
Gabrielle Dorziat ...
Madame Brigitte
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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 found this movie truly moving.
28 March 1999 | by (Phila., PA) – See all my reviews

Gleason was at his best in this drama. Never before or since have I found a movie so charming and well done. Virtually "talk free" I was captivated by Gleasons' portrayal. No other actor comes close to his caliber.


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