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Just a Gigolo (1978)

Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo (original title)
After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him--he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.

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David Hemmings
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bowie ... Paul Ambrosius von Przygodski
Sydne Rome ... Cilly
Kim Novak ... Helga von Kaiserling
David Hemmings ... Captain Hermann Kraft
Maria Schell ... Pauls Mutti Frau von Przygodski
Curd Jürgens ... Prince
Erika Pluhar ... Eva
Hilde Weissner ... Aunt Hilda
Werner Pochath ... Otto
Marlene Dietrich ... Baroness von Semering
Rudolf Schündler ... Oberst Gustav von Przygodski
Evelyn Künneke ... Frau Aeckerle (as Evelyn Künnecke)
Friedhelm Lehmann Friedhelm Lehmann ... Major Alexander von Müller
Karin Hardt ... Frau Uexkull
Rainer Hunold Rainer Hunold ... Lothar
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After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him--he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.

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Trivia

Regarding her appearance in the film, Marlene Dietrich scrawled across a still of herself, "How ugly can you get?" See more »

Crazy Credits

"And featuring, with great pride, MARLENE DIETRICH" See more »

Alternate Versions

The original European version ran a full 147 minutes. The U.S. version was cut to 105 minutes. Only this version is available on video (Water Bearer Films Video) in the United States. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Baywatch Nights: Just a Gigolo (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

The Streets Of Berlin
Written by Günther Fischer
Performed by Orchester Günther Fischer
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Kim Novak, Marlene Dietrich, Maria Schell and David Bowie
22 June 2020 | by adventure-21903See all my reviews

Kim Novak a great International Movie Star starred in a series of "lost films" at the end of her career, "Just A Gigilo" "The Children" and "Liebestraum" all were just either not released in the USA or tossed and forgotten. A shame because all 3 films deserve to be seen to evaluate Novak's acting. Novak was a great star with Picnic, Vertigo, Bell Book And Candle etc. Novak's last major release was the great Mirror Crack'd with Rock Hudson, Anela Lansburg and trading wicked barbs with Liz Taylor.

This film was shot in Germany and David Bowie is the star with Maria Schell who starred with Glenn Ford in "Cimmarron" and a small unforgettable cameo by Marlene Dietrich who sings the title song. This film as I said was shot in Germany but Dietrich's scenes were shot on a. soundstage in Paris. That is called clout.

This film kissy seen only to see real stars like Novak and Dietrich.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

16 November 1978 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Just a Gigolo See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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