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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>

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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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Sad, pathetic, and wonderful
14 November 2001 | by medrjelSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie a few times, and it just grows on you. Gleason shows how powerful a performance one can do without uttering one word.

Many have described this film well. It is a great performance by Gleason, and yes the little girl isn't the cutest, but she wasn't meant to be. It makes his love for her and the mother all the more powerful. The SADDEST part of this film is that it has never been released on Video or DVD yet. Perhaps someday Hollywood will catch up with the people's hearts.


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