ReleaseApril 24thRatingNRGenreComedy / Musical Runtime1:56DirectorVincente MinnelliCastLeslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier
Leslie Caron stars as a young foundling reared by two veteran Parisian courtesans to be the mistress of a wealthy young gentleman. But Gigi (Caron- An American in Paris, Daddy Long Legs ) shocks everyone when, despite the best efforts of her mentors to teach the importance of champagne, jewels and independence, the irrepressible girl falls in love with the man for whom she is intended. Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jordan and Hermione Gingold also star in this blockbuster Lerner and Lowe musical. Winner of nine Academy Awards including : Best Picture Best Director Best Adapted Screenplay Best Original Song and Best Music Based on the novel by Colette.