Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan. Can you believe it's been 50 years since this delightful, multi-Oscar-winning musical debuted in picture houses across the country? And yet the romance in this coming-of-age story is just as exuberant as it was back then.
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's 1958 direct-to-screen follow-up to their My Fair Lady was--miraculously--every bit as memorable as that stage smash. Set in fin-de-siècle Paris and based on a Colette story, Gigi also is about a girl (Leslie Caron) on a lower rung of society who blossoms into Cinderellahood before our eyes and ears. Thank heaven for Hermione Gingold and Maurice Chevalier as her mentors, and Louis Jourdan as her prince. The screenplay writer and lyricist Lerner always said that Gigi's title song was his favorite of all he'd written, and it's easy to see why--"Gigi" is a transcendent anthem to being transformed by love from an unexpected source. The entire score, including "Say a Prayer" (which had been cut from My Fair Lady), "I Remember It Well," "The Night They Invented Champagne," and "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," comprise a sparkling, rare soundtrack recording that stands alone and can be enjoyed and understood by those who have not yet seen the movie, deprived souls that they are. The winner of nine Academy Awards® (plus a special Oscar® for Chevalier), including Best Picture, Gigi was the last great MGM movie musical and one of the best. --Robert WindelerSee all Product Description
The music is "swonderful", Maurice Chevallier is at his best and Leslie Caron was such a "coquette".Published 7 months ago by Deodora
Blu-ray is a big improvement over VCR, better sound and crisper picture and that adds much to the enjoyment of watching this movie. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ross Chapman
With spectacular sets, costumes, direction, music, writing and acting, Gigi succeeds in being a total confection
for the eyes, ears, and heart.. Read more
I first saw Gigi on a classic movie channel on my TV at home, and I was instantly taken with the story, the music, the acting. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Hannah
A great movie for anyone that likes musicals...such a happy movie! You will love Gigi...and of course the handsom Gaston! So glad that now I can watch it whenever I want!Published on Sept. 12 2013 by Anita Doucet