Just a Gigolo (1931 film)

Just a Gigolo is a 1931 American Pre-Code romantic comedy film released by MGM. It was directed by Jack Conway, produced by Irving Thalberg and starred William Haines, Irene Purcell, C. Aubrey Smith, and Ray Milland. It was adapted from the 1930 play of the same name, which also starred Irene Purcell in the role of Roxana 'Roxy' Hartley. The film features the song "Just a Gigolo".

Just a Gigolo
A screenshot from the film
Directed byJack Conway
Produced byIrving Thalberg
Written byFanny Hatton
Frederic Hatton
Based onDancing Partner
1930 play
by Alexander Engel
Alfred Grünwald
StarringWilliam Haines
Irene Purcell
C. Aubrey Smith
Charlotte Granville
CinematographyOliver T. Marsh
Edited byFrank Sullivan
Release date
  • June 6, 1931 (1931-06-06)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summary

Lord Robert Brummell (William Haines), an impecunious bachelor, is ordered by his wealthy uncle Lord George Hampton (C. Aubrey Smith) to settle down with a wife. Not wishing to tie himself down to any one girl, Brummell endeavors to prove that no woman is worthy of him by pretending to be a gigolo.[1] When he meets the beautiful, wealthy Roxana Hartley (Irene Purcell), Lord Robert becomes increasingly frustrated when she deftly resists all his techniques of seduction. But his realisation that he loves her occurs at the same time that Roxana discovers his true identity and decides to pay him back.



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