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Just a Gigolo (1978)
"Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo" (original title)

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After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him--he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.

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Paul Ambrosius von Przygodski
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Cilly
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Helga von Kaiserling
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Captain Hermann Kraft
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Pauls Mutti Frau von Przygodski
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Prince
Erika Pluhar ...
Eva
Hilde Weissner ...
Aunt Hilda
Werner Pochath ...
Otto
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Baroness von Semering
Rudolf Schündler ...
Oberst Gustav von Przygodski
Evelyn Künneke ...
Frau Aeckerle (as Evelyn Künnecke)
Friedhelm Lehmann ...
Major Alexander von Müller
Karin Hardt ...
Frau Uexkull
Rainer Hunold ...
Lothar
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After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him--he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.

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16 November 1978 (West Germany)  »

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The last on-screen appearance by Marlene Dietrich. German press reports claimed she was paid $250,000 for two days' work. See more »

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"And featuring, with great pride, MARLENE DIETRICH" See more »

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Featured in Marlene Dietrich: Shadow and Light (1996) See more »

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Just A Gigolo
Music by Leonello Casucci
Lyrics by Irving Caesar (German Lyrics by Julius Brammer)
Sung by Marlene Dietrich
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Just a Gigolo was NOT Bowie's first acting role.
20 June 2012 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Above, a previous post makes the claim, "Believe it or not, this was David Bowie's first acting role in a motion picture, despite the fact that this film was released a year after THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH. A large portion of this film was destroyed in a fire, so it took director Hemmings nearly three years to piece together a motion picture out of what remained." Don't believe it. This story is a total fabrication.

All available contemporary sources reveal that "The Man Who Fell To Earth" was shot in 1975, and a simple viewing will attest to the fact that Bowie's physical appearance is of the 1975/1976 era of his career. Contemporary sources also show that "Just a Gigolo" was shot Berlin in 1978, and its initial running time was 147 min. upon its November, 1978 release in German cinemas. It was soon pulled from release because of poor reviews, and it was *intentionally* cut down to shorter lengths for its various international releases, not because of accident by fire.


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