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Gigot Details

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Jackie Gleason plays Gigot, a lumbering but lovable mute Parisian derelict. Shunned by the "respectable" people around him, Gigot is beloved by the children. One of the kids, a little girl, is the melancholy daughter of an insensitive prostitute. Gigot befriends the lonely child and protects her against her wicked parent and the local constabulary. Gigot was heavily edited by 20th Century Fox prior to its release, and subsequently disowned by its director, Gene Kelly. Still, a few hilarious and genuinely poignant moments shine through in this Chaplinesque tour de force for Jackie Gleason, who not only starred but wrote the script and the musical score. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:September 27, 1962

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michel Magne Best Adapted Score 1962 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jackie Gleason Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1962 Nominee

Cast

Jackie Gleason
as Gigot
Katherine Kath
as Colette
Gabrielle Dorziat
as Mme. Brigitte
Jean Lefebvre
as Gaston
Jacques Marin
as Jean
Albert Remy
as Alphonse
Yvonne Constant
as Lucille Duval
Germaine Delbat
as Mme. Greuze
Albert Dinan
as Bistro Proprietor
Camille Guerini
as Priest
René Havard
as Albert
Louis Falavigna
as Mon. Duval
Jean Michaud
as Gendarme
Richard Francoeur
as Baker
Paula Dehelly
as Baker's wife
Jacques Ary
as Blade

Crew

Gene Kelly
Director
Jackie Gleason
Screen Story
Jackie Gleason
Composer (Music Score)
Michel Magne
Musical Arrangement
Roger Dwyre
Editor
Auguste Capelier
Art Director
Michel Magne
Conductor
Lucie Lichtig
Continuity
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