Just A Gigolo
Corgi, London, 1979
The blurb on the back:
BERLIN IN THE 1920s ...
The book: A novelization of Joshua Sinclair & Ennio de Concini's screenplay, which in turn came from a story by Sinclair.
The film: The directing debut of 1960s actor David Hemmings, who demonstrated that quite possibly he was just a pretty face.
The role: Bowie plays an aristocratic Prussian officer named Paul von Pryzgodsky - a stiff, formal man portrayed in a stiff, formal manner.
The co-stars: Two German screen legends - Marlene Dietrich and Curt Jurgens - make their final big-screen appearances, alongside another veteran, Kim Novak, who was coming near the end of her career.
Most memorable image: Bowie with a pig under his arm.
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Trivia: Just A Gigolo was, at the time, the most expensive German movie ever. It was not necessarily the best.
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