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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Ambrosius von Przygodski
... Cilly
... Helga von Kaiserling
... Captain Hermann Kraft
... Pauls Mutti Frau von Przygodski
... Prince
Erika Pluhar ... Eva
... Aunt Hilda
... Otto
... Baroness von Semering
... Oberst Gustav von Przygodski
Evelyn Künneke ... Frau Aeckerle (as Evelyn Künnecke)
Friedhelm Lehmann ... Major Alexander von Müller
... Frau Uexkull
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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Kim Novak and David Hemmings had previously worked together on " Eye of the Devil" , Novak had had to leave that production due to a riding accident although it is possible she was fired. See more »

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

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Featured in Marlene Dietrich: Shadow and Light (1996) See more »

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Easy Winners
Music by Scott Joplin, Lyrics by Alex Masters
Performed by The Ragtimers
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Starring Kim Novak
31 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

Kim Novak's former husband Richard Johnson- whom Kim co starred in Moll Flanders- personally persuaded the great star to attach herself to Just A Gigolo which starred David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich and Maria Schell.

I recently saw this movie and I found Novak entrancing in the film, sexy, and gorgeous. Kim Novak in an interview in 2010 said Kim Novak wondered why She made this film. I can understand that, it got little US distribution even with a great cast. But film fans of German films and especially of Kim Novak -who looks gorgeous, alluring, and is very stylish as always in this film is worth a look.

There are also clips of this film on Youtube.com and I recommend all try and catch them as well.

PS Kim Novak's last films Just A Gigolo, The Children and Liebestraum all received scant distribution only The Mirror Crack'd got the distribution it deserved

David Barra Los Angeles


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