|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies|
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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Mistresses -- France -- Paris -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2010
|Other Titles|| Gigi.
Lerner, Alan Jay, 1918-1986.
Chevalier, Maurice, 1888-1972.
Colette, 1873-1954. Gigi.
Gingold, Hermione, 1897-1987.
Gábor, Eva, 1921-1995.
Loewe, Frederick, 1901-1988.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor.
Music, Frederick Loewe.
MPAA rating: G.
English (Dolby Digital Surround 5.1) or French (mono.) dialogue; English or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
At head of title on disc: Movie.
Based on the novel by Colette.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1958.
Special features: Commentary by historian Jeanine Basinger with Leslie Caron; vintage short "The million dollar nickel"; classic CinemaScope cartoon "The vanishing duck"; theatrical trailer.
DVD, region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital Surround 5.1, mono.
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.