Gigi

1958 ***** 115 mins.

When it comes to underappreciated musicals, Gigi has to be near the top of my list. Sure, it won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1958, but it's nowhere near as acclaimed or as popular as many other musicals in the film world. Gigi is a delightful film with plenty of great Lerner and Loewe songs to spice things up. Leslie Caron plays the tomboy-ish Gigi of the title, a courtesan-in-training in 1900 Paris. Louis Jourdan plays Gaston, a rich playboy who begins to see something more in Gigi than just innocent friendship. Do yourself a favor, and don't overlook this one. It won Best Picture for good reason.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (CinemaScope)
Rated G.

Starring:
Leslie Caron + Maurice Chevalier + Louis Jourdan + Hermione Gingold + Eva Gabor + Jacques Bergerac + Isabel Jeans

Screenplay and Lyrics by
Alan Jay Lerner

Music by
Frederick Loewe

Based on the Novel by
Colette

Directed by
Vincente Minnelli


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