Young and wealthy, Gaston (Louis Jourdan) is bored by 1800s Paris society life, but he does enjoy spending time with Madame Alvarez (Hermione Gingold) and her tomboy granddaughter, Gigi (Leslie Caron.) Meanwhile, Gigi’s aunt is trying to teach the girl etiquette and grace so she will be a suitable mistress for such a wealthy man as he. Only while on a seaside holiday do Gaston and Gigi slowly realize their feelings for each other have grown-up. But Gigi rejects the notion of being a mistress and Gaston is uncertain he is ready to give up his womanizing ways. Afterall, his Uncle Honoré (Maurice Chevalier) has never married. Honoré frames the story with his observations on men, women and marriage, and sings his classic “Thank Heaven for Little Girls.” Gigi swept the Oscars in 1959. All ages.
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