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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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Did You Know?

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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bride of the Monster (1993) See more »

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I have to see this movie again!
19 July 2005 | by delphine090See all my reviews

I was looking at the Emmy nominations for 2005 and saw The Wool Cap and the name Gigot. I had to look it up to see if it was the same story - because although I haven't seen this movie since I was probably 10 or even younger, it remains one of my favorite films.

I am moved to tears at the memory of this film. Jackie Gleason as the gentle giant Gigot - one of the best performances I've ever seen. His relationship with the little girl is lush and expressive without words. He loves her so much your heart aches watching it.

Someone wrote "You HAVE to see this movie!" Agreed. And I HAVE to see it again.

That I can remember this film from so long ago is a testament to its emotional punch. It's a sweet and touching film.


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