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Gigi

Gigi

Leslie Caron
Director: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
, Maurice Chevalier
Maurice Chevalier
, Louis Jourdan
Louis Jourdan
Vincente Minnelli

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Overview

Leslie Caron plays Gigi, a young girl raised by two veteran Parisian courtesans (Hermione Gingold and Isabel Jeans) to be the mistress of wealthy young Gaston (Louis Jourdan). When Gaston falls in love with Gigi and asks her to be his wife, Jeans is appalled: never has anyone in their family ever stooped to anything so bourgeois as marriage! Weaving in and out of the story is Maurice Chevalier as an aging boulevardier who, years earlier, had been in love with Gingold's character. Chevalier gets most of the best Lerner & Loewe tunes, including "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Any More," and his matchless duet with Gingold, "I Remember it Well." Caron's best number (dubbed by Betty Wand) is "The Night They Invented Champagne" while Jourdan gets the honor of introducing the title song. Filmed on location in Paris, Gigi won several Oscars, including Best Picture; it also represented the successful American movie comeback of Chevalier, who thanks to this film was "forgiven" for his reputed collaboration with the Nazis during World War II.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2010
UPC: 0883929157891
Original Release: 1958
Rating: G
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 198

Special Features

Commentary by historian Jeanine Basinger with Leslie Caron; Vintage short the million dollar nickel; Classic cinemascope cartoon the vanishing duck; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leslie Caron Gigi
Maurice Chevalier Honore Lachaille
Louis Jourdan Gaston Lachaille
Hermione Gingold Mme. Alvarez
Eva Gabor Liane d'Exelmans
Isabel Jeans Aunt Alicia
Jacques Bergerac Sandomir
John Abbott Manuel
Richard Bean Harlequin
Edwin Jerome Charles the Butler
Dorothy Neumann Designer
Pat Sheahan Blonde
Marilyn Sims Redhead
Jack Trevan Coachman
Monique Van Vooren Showgirl
Lydia Stevens Simone

Technical Credits
Vincente Minnelli Director
Preston Ames Art Director
Cecil Beaton Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Alexander Courage Musical Arrangement
Adrienne Fazan Editor
Arthur Freed Producer
F. Keogh Gleason Set Decoration/Design
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
William Horning Art Director
Ray June Cinematographer
Alan Jay Lerner Score Composer,Screenwriter
Frederick Loewe Score Composer,Screenwriter
Charles Parker Makeup
André Previn Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
William J. Tuttle Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gigi
1. Credits [2:13]
2. Ladies In Review [2:53]
3. Thank Heaven For Litttle Girls [2:27]
4. All the Lessons You Need [3:35]
5. It's a Bore [3:28]
6. Tea For Two [2:36]
7. Lunch and Learn [3:29]
8. Cigars and Jewelry [3:20]
9. The Parisians [2:35]
10. Icy Patter [4:16]
11. Gossip [2:26]
12. She is Not Thinking of Me [2:20]
13. Bore War [3:50]
14. Tragedy at Honfleur [3:49]
15. On the Town [3:45]
16. Party Host to Dinner Guest [6:36]
17. The Night They Invented Champagne [2:26]
18. Trip to Trouville [3:08]
19. I Remember It Well [3:55]
20. Crash Courses [:36]
21. The Education She Gets [5:54]
22. For Respectability's Sake [3:17]
23. Gaston's Soliloquy [3:41]
24. Gig [3:06]
25. Bathtub Negotiations [3:43]
26. World-Famous Past [2:01]
27. Rejected and Rebuffed [5:39]
28. I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore [3:14]
29. Miserable With You [3:14]
30. Say a Prayer For Me Tonight [4:00]
31. Center of Attention [2:14]
32. Thinking Things Through [6:58]
33. Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Finale) [2:19]

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