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Just a Gigolo (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 6 June 1931 (USA)
Haines plays the role of a festive British nobleman, for whom a marriage has been arranged by his relatives. He goes to a European Summer resort and poses as a gigolo to meet the girl ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Conway

Writers:

Alexander Engel (from: the David Belasco production "Dancing Partners" by), Alfred Grünwald (from: the David Belasco production "Dancing Partners" by) (as Alfred Grunwald) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Haines ... Lord Robert Brummel
Irene Purcell ... Roxana Hartley
C. Aubrey Smith ... Lord George Hampton
Charlotte Granville Charlotte Granville ... Lady Jane Hartley
Lilian Bond ... Lady Agatha Carrol
Albert Conti ... A French Husband
Maria Alba ... A French Wife
Ray Milland ... Freddie
Lenore Bushman ... Gwenny
Gerald Fielding Gerald Fielding ... Tony
Yola d'Avril ... Pauline
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Storyline

Haines plays the role of a festive British nobleman, for whom a marriage has been arranged by his relatives. He goes to a European Summer resort and poses as a gigolo to meet the girl chosen, learn what she's like and to apply the "acid test". Written by Richard Unger <DECOCHASER@aol.com>

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He posed as a gigolo to test her character- this unknown girl he was to marry in a month! (Print Ad- The Castilian,((Castile, NY)) 16 July 1931)

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dancing Partner See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (New York opening)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Though Cedric Gibbons is credited as the art director of this film, this was part of his contract with MGM, where all films produced by the studio bore his name. The art direction was actually the work of the film's star, William Haines, who would soon leave acting to pursue what would become a highly successful, decades-long career as an interior designer. See more »

Quotes

Lord Robert Brummel: Monsieur must have a very charming wife to be so jealous.
A French Husband: Oh, not bad, a trifle faded, perhaps. But, what a temper! Oh, mon Dieu!
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Connections

Referenced in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Just a Gigolo
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Leonello Casucci, German lyrics by 'Julius Brammer' and English lyrics by Irving Caesar
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A great classic, just fabulous
26 July 2016 | by asinyneSee all my reviews

Still engaging today IMO. I watched this recently and was very entertained despite the fact there are virtually no effects, very little computer input(ha). I'm pretty sure the budget would not buy much in Hollywood today (lunch maybe). Films can be so good with just charismatic actors, good lighting, and a clever script. One could probably make thirty film like this with the money they blow on computer graphics along nowadays. Heck, you don't even need color!!! Oh well, we have these old classics to enjoy and still we can go off to the movies and watch them blow stuff up...its a win win. Just a Gigolo, what fun.


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