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Gigi (15-May-1958)

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner

From novel: Gigi by Colette

Music by: Frederick Loewe

Producer: Arthur Freed

Keywords: Musical Comedy

A turn-of-the-century Parisian schoolgirl is trained to become a courtesan, as previous generations in her family had always done. When it becomes apparent that longtime family friend and international playboy Gaston Lachaille has taken an interest in young her, Gigi shocks everyone by declining his advances. Sophisticated and witty musical comedy, on the whole delightful. Won 9 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Adaptation, and Best Score. Entered 1991 into the National Film Registry. Colette's novel was previously adapted in a French film, Gigi (1949).

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Abbott
Actor
5-Jun-1905 24-May-1996 The Woman in White
Leslie Caron
Dancer
1-Jul-1931   Gigi
Maurice Chevalier
Actor
12-Sep-1888 1-Jan-1972 Love Me Tonight
Eva Gabor
Actor
11-Feb-1919 4-Jul-1995 Green Acres
Hermione Gingold
Actor
9-Dec-1897 24-May-1987 Madame Alvarez in Gigi
Isabel Jeans
Actor
16-Sep-1891 4-Sep-1985 Easy Virtue
Louis Jourdan
Actor
19-Jun-1919   Kamal in Octopussy

CAST

Starring
Leslie Caron   ...   Gigi
Maurice Chevalier   ...   Honoré Lachaille
Louis Jourdan   ...   Gaston Lachaille
Hermione Gingold   ...   Mme. Alvarez
Eva Gabor   ...   Liane d'Exelmans
Jacques Bergerac   ...   Sandomir
Isabel Jeans   ...   Aunt Alicia
with
John Abbott   ...   Manuel

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