Filmed entirely in Paris with obvious love and affection, GIGOT was an enormous flop at the box office. Gleason, in an attempt to bring Chaplinesque pantomime back to the screen, wrote the story and the music and starred in the film. He and director Kelly were so disappointed by Fox's
handling of the movie that they felt it was their most unhappy experience in the picture business. Gleason based the character on his TV "poor soul" portrayal and attempted to lengthen it into a full feature. It works, but no one wanted to shell out money to see a character they'd seen so often
for nothing on the small screen. Kelly and Gleason also carped about the fact that the stud...