Just a Gigolo (1978)

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After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him--he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.



  • Marlene Dietrich and Bela Ernyey in Just a Gigolo (1978)
  • Marlene Dietrich in Just a Gigolo (1978)
  • Maria Schell and Hilde Weissner in Just a Gigolo (1978)
  • David Bowie and Maria Schell in Just a Gigolo (1978)
  • David Bowie and Kim Novak in Just a Gigolo (1978)
  • David Bowie and Sydne Rome in Just a Gigolo (1978)

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1 March 2005 | ptb-8
Salon Bowie...
It is March 2005 and this extraordinary German production has just been released on DVD in Australia. The transfer is pretty good considering the problems with the original materials. In its first release it was quite successful here and is considered a Cabaret /Salon Kitty derivative. Lushly produced and with an astonishing cast fortunately for us allowing some genuine movie greats to perform and sing, JUST A GIGOLO is almost a parallel universe to the lives of Sally Bowles and Michael from Cabaret with an equally convincing and sleazy world. Bowie at times even looks like Michael York. Viewers need to be patient and let the story unfold in its awkwardly edited way. Often it seems dubbed and post produced with echoing sound effects. The musical numbers alone are worth the rental on this Gigolo. I hope it is released in your country soon. Otherwise Umbrella Entertainment from Melbourne Australia might help you. They got it from somewhere. There is a KINOWELT logo on the box too. Regarding the soundtrack, it was produced at the time and I have it on vinyl, so a vintage (!) LP store will help you. The soundtrack record is excellent as well.

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Release Date:

16 November 1978


English, German

Country of Origin

West Germany

Filming Locations

Berlin, Germany

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