The song is sung by Louis Jordan (the actor, not the bandleader), who plays the wealthy Gaston; Gigi is the granddaughter of Gaston's elderly woman friend. The two have a sibling type relationship until he realizes he regards the somewhat younger girl as more than a sister. It is at or shortly after this point that he bursts into song. The film won a total of nine Oscars, picking up best picture, which it may have deserved and best song for "Gigi" itself. Whatever the merits of the film, it is difficult to see how "Gigi" was considered Oscar material when "Thank Heaven For Little Girls
" from the same film is surely far more memorable.
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2