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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 by)
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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

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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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User Reviews

 
"How sweet it is!"
12 August 2006 | by seeemeeegoSee all my reviews

Never heard of this movie until I happened upon it today on cable. I was really surprised at how good it was. The movie is set in France, and it was filmed there so the scenery is very authentic. Most of the actors are French so are speaking English with a French accent which also makes the film seem more authentic. Good story line. Gleason plays a poor mute living in a basement flat. He takes in a prostitute and her adorable little girl. He's used and then rejected by the woman, but the little girl has fallen in love with him and sees him as her protector. Very unexpected ending.

A very wholesome film, rated G, I'll be able to show it in class to my students. Jackie Gleason was truly one of the last great entertainers of our time.


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