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Gigi (The Parisians) (1958)

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Maurice Chevalier Maurice Chevalier
Honoré Lachaille
Louis Jourdan Louis Jourdan
Gaston Lachaille
Hermione Gingold Hermione Gingold
Madame Alvarez
Eva Gabor Eva Gabor
Liane d'Exelmans
Jacques Bergerac Jacques Bergerac
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Isabel Jeans Isabel Jeans
Aunt Alicia
John Abbott John Abbott
Manuel


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Alan Jay Lerner Alan Jay Lerner
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Gigi

11 years, 1 month ago at May 20 7:56
3 votes
This is a great musical starring, among others, Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier. If you are a fan of musicals, don't miss out on this one, which won nine Academy awards (impressive).

The songs are fun, the acting is good...and the story is well written---while not quite believable, the story is more like a fairy tale.

Leslie Caron, as Gigi, goes from young school g... read more

Gigi

7 years, 3 months ago at Mar 8 7:04
1 vote
Vincente Minnelli directed better musicals. Leslie Caron made her debut in a better musical. MGM had an entire department dedicated to churning out all-singing, all-dancing film entertainments. Gigi doesn't even register in the same radar screen as Singin' in the Rain, Meet Me in St. Louis or An American in Paris. While American might have pulled off a Best Picture win like Gigi, you cannot compar... read more

An average movie

4 years, 9 months ago at Sep 16 20:43
1 vote
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of musicals and it must be one of the few movie genres I enjoy the least but, still, I try to keep an open mind and I watch from time to time one of the classics in this genre. This time, I picked up a winner of the Best Picture Academy award directed by Vincent Minnelli, one of the masters in this genre so I thought it should be really good. Eventually, I though... read more
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Description: Amazon.com essential video Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's 1958 direct-to-screen follow-up to their My Fair Lady was--miraculously--every bit as memorable as that stage smash. Set in fin-de-siècle Paris and based on a Colette story, Gigi also is about a girl (Leslie Caron) on a lower rung of society who blossoms into Cinderellahood before our eyes and ears. Thank heaven for Hermione Gingold and Maurice Chevalier as her mentors, and Louis Jourdan as her prince. The screenplay writer and lyricist Lerner always said that Gigi's title song was his favorite of all he'd written, and it's easy to see why--"Gigi" is a ... (more)
Release date: 4 August 1958
UPC: 027616748225
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