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Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.

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  • Won 9 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 9 nominations.
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Gigi
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Honoré Lachaille
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Gaston Lachaille
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Madame Alvarez
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Liane d'Exelmans
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Sandomir
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Aunt Alicia
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Manuel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie-Hélène Arnaud ...
Girl at Maxim's (uncredited)
Jack Ary ...
Waiter at "Palais de Glace" (uncredited)
Daniel Aubé ...
A boy at Jardins des Tuileries (uncredited)
Richard Bean ...
Harlequin (uncredited)
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Gentleman in Park (uncredited)
Jacques Bertrand ...
Maitre d'Hotel Maxim's (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Hubert de Lapparent ...
Gaston's Private Secretary (uncredited)
Cilly Feindt ...
Girl on Horseback at Pré Catelan (uncredited)
Edwin Jerome ...
Charles - Alicia's Butler (uncredited)
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Young Lady with White Sunshade (uncredited)
Maurice Marsac ...
Prince Berensky (uncredited)
Anne-Marie Mersen ...
Girl at Maxim's (uncredited)
Bernard Musson ...
Guest at Maxim's (uncredited)
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Designer (uncredited)
Jean Ozenne ...
Monsieur Lachaille (uncredited)
Maruja Plose ...
Mannequin (uncredited)
Roger Saget ...
Pierre (uncredited)
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Blonde (uncredited)
Marilyn Simms ...
Redhead (uncredited)
Lydia Stevens ...
Simone (uncredited)
Jack Trevan ...
Coachman (uncredited)
François Valorbe ...
Henri - Gaston's Butler (uncredited)
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Showgirl (uncredited)
Betty Wand ...
Gigi (uncredited) (singingVoice)
Leroy Winebrenner ...
Lifeguard (uncredited)

Directed by

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Vincente Minnelli

Written by

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Alan Jay Lerner ... (screen play)
 
Colette ... (based on the novella by)
 
Niven Busch ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Arthur Freed ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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André Previn ... (uncredited)
Conrad Salinger ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Joseph Ruttenberg ... director of photography
Ray June ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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Adrienne Fazan ... film editor

Editorial Department

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Charles K. Hagedon ... color consultant
Margaret Booth ... supervising editor (uncredited)
Jerome F. Brady ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Bobby Webb ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Cecil Beaton

Art Direction by

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E. Preston Ames ... (as Preston Ames)
William A. Horning

Set Decoration by

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F. Keogh Gleason ... (set decorations) (as Keogh Gleason)
Henry Grace ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Cecil Beaton ... (costumes design by)

Makeup Department

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Sydney Guilaroff ... hair stylist
Guillaume ... hair stylist
Charles E. Parker ... makeup (as Charles Parker)
William Tuttle ... makeup
Robert J. Schiffer ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jack Wilson ... makeup man (uncredited)

Production Management

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Bill Ryan ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William McGarry ... assistant director
William Shanks ... assistant director
E. Darrell Hallenbeck ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Noël Howard ... assistant director (uncredited)
Hank Moonjean ... assistant director: France (uncredited)

Art Department

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Cecil Beaton ... scenery designer
Matty Azzarone ... swing lead (uncredited)
Bill Graham ... second prop man (uncredited)
Mentor Huebner ... production illustrator (uncredited)
Harry Lazzarre ... props (uncredited)
David Stone Martin ... drawings (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Wesley C. Miller ... recording supervisor (as Dr. Wesley C. Miller)
James Brock ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Herman Groves ... boom (uncredited)
Van Allen James ... sound editor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mel Anderson ... best boy (uncredited)
Ned Belford ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Eric Carpenter ... still photographer (uncredited)
Hank Forester ... grip (uncredited)
Ace Riley ... camera operator (uncredited)
C.E. Rogers ... best boy (uncredited)
Wes Shanks ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Vicki Nichols ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Dave Saltuper ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)

Music Department

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Alan Jay Lerner ... lyrics by
Frederick Loewe ... music by
André Previn ... music conductor / music supervisor
Conrad Salinger ... orchestrator
Robert Tucker ... vocal supervision
Alexander Courage ... additional orchestrator (uncredited) / composer: additional music (uncredited)
Maurice De Packh ... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn ... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Uan Rasey ... musician: trumpet soloist (uncredited)
Lela Simone ... music (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury ... additional orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Françoise Bouchez ... production assistant (uncredited)
Grace Dubray ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Alex Romero ... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Bill Ryan ... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Emily Torchia ... publicist (uncredited)
Charles Walters ... stager: "The Night They Invented Champagne" number (uncredited)

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Sem ... acknowledgment: main title illustrations from drawings by
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. Gaston, the scion of a wealthy Parisian family finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress of his uncle and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi. When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt, who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, urge the pair to act out their roles but love adds a surprise twist to this delightful turn-of-the 20th century Cinderella story. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines The New Screen Musical in Gorgeous Color by the Composer of "My Fair Lady" See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Parisians (United States)
  • Dzidzi (Lithuania)
  • Zizi (Greece)
  • Жижи (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Gigi, ett lättfärdigt stycke (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,319,355 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The cat in the movie reacted violently whenever it was in a scene with Leslie Caron, but director Vincente Minnelli insisted on having that particular cat, so it had to be heavily drugged. This is especially obvious during "Say a Prayer for Me Tonight". See more »
Goofs During Gaston's song by the pond thinking of Gigi, there is a fence in the pond forcing the swans to stay in close background. The swans, obviously confused yet undeterred, keep swimming into the fence attempting to get to the swan in deep background on the other side of the pond. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Une histoire seule (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Thank Heaven for Little Girls See more »
Quotes Aunt Alicia: Love, my dear Gigi, is a thing of beauty like a work of art, and like a work of art it is created by artists. The greater the artist the greater the art. And what makes an artist?
Gigi: Cigars and jewelry?
Aunt Alicia: Gigi, you're from another planet.
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