Gigot Poster

Release Date: 1962

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Gigot (Jackie Gleason) is a Parisian janitor who is mute and docile, a noble simpleton kicked around by uncaring society. Yet he is tenderly human: He frequents all local funerals and never fails to cry. When he finds a local prostitute (Katherine Kath) and her bright-eyed daughter, Nicole (Diane Gardner), sheltering in his doorway, he takes them into his home. The lumbering giant and Nicole become fast friends, and Gigot finally has a family. But how long will this happiness last?

Cast: Jackie Gleason, Katherine Kath, Gabrielle Dorziat, Jean Lefebvre, Jacques Marin, Albert Remy, Yvonne Constant, Germaine Delbat

Director: Gene Kelly

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Sacrifice, Madcap, Touching, Underdog, Heartwarming


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Scoring of Music -- Adaptation or Treatment)