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.

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

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20 June 2012 | Philloz3000
Just a Gigolo was NOT Bowie's first acting role.
Above, a previous post makes the claim, "Believe it or not, this was David Bowie's first acting role in a motion picture, despite the fact that this film was released a year after THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH. A large portion of this film was destroyed in a fire, so it took director Hemmings nearly three years to piece together a motion picture out of what remained." Don't believe it. This story is a total fabrication.

All available contemporary sources reveal that "The Man Who Fell To Earth" was shot in 1975, and a simple viewing will attest to the fact that Bowie's physical appearance is of the 1975/1976 era of his career. Contemporary sources also show that "Just a Gigolo" was shot Berlin in 1978, and its initial running time was 147 min. upon its November, 1978 release in German cinemas. It was soon pulled from release because of poor reviews, and it was *intentionally* cut down to shorter lengths for its various international releases, not because of accident by fire.

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Release Date:

16 November 1978


English, German

Country of Origin

West Germany

Filming Locations

Berlin, Germany

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