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Just a Gigolo (1978)

Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo (original title)
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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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
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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
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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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Marlene Dietrich was filmed in Paris but editing makes her seem to be in Berlin with David Bowie. See more »

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Johnny
Music by Jack Fishman, Lyrics by Friedrich Hollaender
Performed by The Manhattan Transfer
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Very interesting and odd movie
2 July 2014 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was 19 at a theater in Seattle. I actually stole the movie poster out of the wall display as they did not have it locked down and it was too good of an opportunity for the more adventurous girl I was back then. I no longer have the poster( I tossed it after a while as it was damaged from too many moves). I still have 2 soundtracks from it that I bought at the time(thank God). One I've left sealed because, yeah I'm one of those types. Anyways, I loved the movie. It had a great cast(I was a HUGE Bowie fan, still am). I've always liked the director David Hemmings. Such a hottie when he was a young actor. Charming soundtrack by the way. It's definitely worth seeing. Storyline roughly is down on his luck soldier who becomes a gigolo but is a little too sensitive for his new career and the politics of the time. Wish I had a copy of the movie....


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