Just a Gigolo

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A Prussian veteran (David Bowie) spurns his decadent sweetheart (Sydne Rome) and joins a gigolo ring in post-World War I Berlin.

Cast & Crew

David Bowie
Paul Ambrosius von Przygodski
Kim Novak
Helga von Kaiserling
David Hemmings
Captain Hermann Kraft
Maria Schell
Pauls Mutti Frau von Przygodski
Joshua Sinclair
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Julius Brammer
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Irving Caesar
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Joshua Sinclair
Executive Producer
Günther Fischer
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Charly Steinberger
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Alfred Srp
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Critic Reviews for Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo (Just A Gigolo)

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Audience Reviews for Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo (Just A Gigolo)

  • Jun 22, 2013
    Directed by David Hemmings (star of "Blow Up"), "Just a Gigolo" is mostly just a curiosity for David Bowie fanatics. This notorious flop was filmed during Bowie's late-70s period in Berlin, and he's looking as traditionally handsome as he ever looked in younger days, so his fetishists will drool. The premise actually isn't so different from "The Graduate" -- a malleable naif rejoins the real world (in this case, post-WWI rather than post-college) and gets dubious advice from everyone about what he should do next. In this case, he ends up working as a dancehall gigolo. Except the script is an utter snooze. This slack tale is neither funny nor dramatic, and the plot is just as aimless as Bowie's character. One bonus: The powerhouse cast includes Curt Jurgens, Maria Schell, Kim Novak and (in her final appearance) Marlene Dietrich. She only has two brief scenes, but it's undeniably haunting to see her sign off her career by singing "...and life goes on without me." Hemmings has a small role as a Nazi organizer, and Sydne Rome scores points as a sexy torch singer who suddenly exits the movie about halfway through (did she leave to work on a better project?). Bowie himself does not perform onscreen, but did write a trivial street-performer's song that appears early in the action.
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