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Just a Gigolo (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 6 June 1931 (USA)
Haines plays the role of a festive British nobleman, for whom a marriage has been arranged by his relatives. He goes to a European Summer resort and poses as a gigolo to meet the girl ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Conway

Writers:

Alexander Engel (from: the David Belasco production "Dancing Partners" by), Alfred Grünwald (from: the David Belasco production "Dancing Partners" by) (as Alfred Grunwald) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Haines ... Lord Robert Brummel
Irene Purcell ... Roxana Hartley
C. Aubrey Smith ... Lord George Hampton
Charlotte Granville ... Lady Jane Hartley
Lilian Bond ... Lady Agatha Carrol
Albert Conti ... A French Husband
Maria Alba ... A French Wife
Ray Milland ... Freddie
Lenore Bushman ... Gwenny
Gerald Fielding Gerald Fielding ... Tony
Yola d'Avril ... Pauline
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Storyline

Haines plays the role of a festive British nobleman, for whom a marriage has been arranged by his relatives. He goes to a European Summer resort and poses as a gigolo to meet the girl chosen, learn what she's like and to apply the "acid test". Written by Richard Unger <DECOCHASER@aol.com>

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He posed as a gigolo to test her character- this unknown girl he was to marry in a month! (Print Ad- The Castilian,((Castile, NY)) 16 July 1931)

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The English adaptation of the play titled "Dancing Partner" was produced by David Belasco and opened in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in late July, 1930. It moved to New York City on 5 August 1930 at the Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St. and ran for 119 performances until November. See more »

Quotes

Roxana Hartley: I want to get the inside, eh, dope on him.
Lord George Hampton: Dope?
Lord Robert Brummel: Oh, quite right. As Schnetzenhauser says in his famous book on sex, if you're going into the jungle, you want to know what's behind the next tree. A young girl of today should know life as it really is.
Lord George Hampton: You two seem to have been exchanging ideas.
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Connections

Referenced in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Just a Gigolo
(Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo) (uncredited)
Music by Leonello Casucci
German lyrics by Julius Brammer
English lyrics by Irving Caesar
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William Haines is suave...
9 January 2001 | by Dr. Ed-2See all my reviews

as the wild playboy who depends on his uncle for money. One of the best light actors of the 20s and 30s, Haines shows off his stuff in this mild comedy; he's the whole show. What's important about this film is that it demonstrates what kind of career Haines could have had in Hollywood if he had been willing to play the game and "play straight." Because he wouldn't, Louis B. Mayer, scuttled his career (as he did John Gilbert's) and Haines quickly descended to B pictures. One of the top box-office draws of the late silent/early talkie period, Haines was washed up just a few years after this film. C. Aubrey Smith and Irene Purcell (lovely as the love interest) are fun.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dancing Partner See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (New York opening)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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