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Gigot (1962)

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

Director:

Gene Kelly

Writers:

Jackie Gleason (original story), John Patrick (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Gleason ... Gigot
Katherine Kath Katherine Kath ... Colette
Gabrielle Dorziat ... Madame Brigitte
Jean Lefebvre ... Gaston
Jacques Marin ... Jean
Albert Rémy ... Alphonse (as Albert Remy)
Yvonne Constant Yvonne Constant ... Lucille Duval
Germaine Delbat Germaine Delbat ... Madame Greuze
Albert Dinan Albert Dinan ... Bistro Proprietor
Diane Gardner Diane Gardner ... Nicole
Frank Villard ... Pierre (as Franck Villard)
Camille Guérini Camille Guérini ... Priest (as Camille Guerini)
René Havard René Havard ... Albert
Louis Falavigna Louis Falavigna ... Monsieur Duval
Jean Michaud Jean Michaud ... Gendarme
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A new joy has come to the screen... and the world is a happier place to live in!

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dobri duh Pariza See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

Company Credits

Production Co:

Seven Arts Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the best examples of an actor out of his comfort zone. Unlike anything else he did before. See more »

Quotes

Alphonse: Would you say this Gigot has a good mind?
Madame Brigitte: As good as you will find in the chamber of the Senate.
Alphonse: That is not good enough.
Gaston: [writing in his notebook] That - is - not - good...
Alphonse: Do not write that down.
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one of the best ever
13 March 2006 | by trinidoggieSee all my reviews

if this movie isn't a 10, then there isn't a 10 anywhere. jackie gleason plays this character so beautifully, juxtaposed against the ruthless street-walking mother of the sweet young nicole. also the settings show a dichotomy of character with his poor-man surroundings, and the rich-man place he takes himself to........all the impress collette so that he can spend time with young nicole.

gleason was nominated for an academy award for his portrayal of gigot, but was lost in a very strong cadre of contenders.

does anyone know why this film has not been released on VHS or DVD? certainly it would sell.

this film is a keeper. i watch hundreds of movies but refuse to buy only the absolute best. wish i could buy gigot.


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