Gigolo

Gigolo

GIGOLO
Written and Illustrated by Francisco V. Coching
Pilipino Komiks, 1955-1956

GIGOLO is a romance komiks novel which tells the story of Virgilio Labrador, a man who peddles love for a living.

Virgilio Labrador uses his good looks, chiseled body and sweet tongue to conquer the hearts of the wealthiest and most beautiful in high society. After they fall in love with him, he swindles them out of their money and then drops them. Virgilio played Consuelo, who committed suicide after he took the money she entrusted to him and left her. Consuelo’s daughter Carina seeks vengeance for her mother and seduces Virgilio. When he falls in love with Carina and resolves to stop swindling people, she reveals her identity and rejects him. He loses his desire to live and tries to kill himself but Carina, who loves him after all, forgives him. They start over and live a new life together.

Movie Adaptation
Stars Ric Rodrigo, Dolphy, Barbara Perez, Paraluman
Directed by Olive La Torre
Sampaguita Pictures, 1956