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116 min.
United States United States
Alan Jay Lerner (Play: Colette)
Frederick Loewe
Joseph Ruttenberg
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / Arthur Freed Production
Comedy. Musical. Romance | 1900s
Synopsis / Plot
Gaston (Jordan), the scion of a wealthy Parisian family finds emotional refuge from the superficial lifestyle of upper class Parisian 1900s society with the former mistress (Gingold) of his uncle (Chevalier) and her outgoing, tomboy granddaughter, Gigi (Caron). When Gaston becomes aware that Gigi has matured into a woman, her grandmother and aunt (Jeans), who have educated Gigi to be a wealthy man's mistress, enjoin on him to become her provider and on her to accept such a golden opportunity.
1958: 9 Academy Awards, including Movie, Director, Screenplay adapt., Cinematography (color), Song, OST
1958: 3 Golden Globes, including Best Movie - Musical. 6 nominations
1958: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1958: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Musical Screenplay
1958: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Production
1958: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
1959: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Film
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