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Gaby Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The third film version of Robert E. Sherwood's play [[Feature~V53583~Waterloo Bridge~waterloobridge]], Gaby is also the most antiseptic of the three. In the original 1931 film, Mae Clarke is cast as a British streetwalker who falls despearately and tragically in love with aristocratic military officer Douglass Montgomery. In the cleaned-up 1940 version, Vivien Leigh plays a ballerina who becomes a prostitute only after being informed that her lover, British "landed gentry" officer Robert Taylor, was killed in battle. In the 1956 edition, Leslie Caron is once again a ballerina at the outset, who once again turns to the World's Oldest Profession when she believes that her sweetheart, American GI John Kerr, has been killed during the D-Day invasion. The source material has been dry-cleaned to the extent that the heroine is permitted a happy ending, something she was flatly denied in the first two versions. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Leslie Caron
as Gaby
John Kerr
as Gregory Y. Wendell
Cedric Hardwicke
as Mr. Carrington
Taina Elg
as Elsa
Margalo Gillmore
as Mrs. Carrington
Scott Marlowe
as Jan
Ian Wolfe
as Registrar
James Best
as Jim
Lisa Montell
as Claire
Ruta Lee
as Denise
Narda Onyx
as Olga

Crew

Curtis Bernhardt
Director
Edwin H. Knopf
Producer
Charles Lederer
Screenwriter
Albert Hackett
Screenwriter
Frances Goodrich
Screenwriter
Robert Planck
Cinematographer
Richard Rodgers
Songwriter
Charles Wolcott
Musical Direction/Supervision
Conrad Salinger
Composer (Music Score)
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
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