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Jackie Gleason: Genius at Work

Jackie Gleason: Genius at Work
Editorial Review of Jackie Gleason: Genius at Work, courtesy of Amazon.com Jackie Gleason knew that to produce his top-rated weekly CBS variety show he needed more than just witty monologues, innovative June Taylor choreography and big name guests. He personally had to garner the respect of his national audience,...
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The Honeymooners episode guide

The Honeymooners episode guide
The Honeymooners episode guide The Honeymooners episode guide – A guide to the classic 39 episodes of The Honeymooners, starring Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph
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Soldier in the Rain

Warner Brothers archive collection - DVD - Jackie Gleason - Steve McQueen - Tuesday Weld
Editorial review of Soldier in the Rain (1963) starring Jackie Gleason, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld  His own soda pop machine. Air conditioning. The finest cotton underwear. Someone else doing the work. That’s M/Sgt. Maxwell Slaughter’s (Jackie Gleason) game – and man, can he play it. Just ask Supply Sgt. Eustis Clay...
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Nothing in Common

Nothing in Common - Tom Hanks - Jackie Gleason - DVD - On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father
Editorial Review of Nothing in Common, starring Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason, courtesy of Amazon.com  Tom Hanks wanted to prove his dramatic talent in the mid-1980s, and Nothing in Common gave him a ripe opportunity. Playing an emotionally immature Chicago advertising executive, Hanks offers a prototype of his later, better role in Big—the joking...
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Orchestra Wives

Orchestra Wives, starring George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Glenn MIller, Jackie Gleason
Editorial Review of  Orchestra Wives, courtesy of Amazon.com   “It’s Hep! It’s Hot! It’s Hilarious!” reads the tagline for  Orchestra Wives, a frothy slice of celluloid made in 1942 and featuring the great  Glenn Miller Band. And that tagline is, well, sort of true. As is often the...
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Papa’s Delicate Condition

Papa’s Delicate Condition, starring Jackie Gleason, Glynnis Johns
Editorial review of  Papa’s Delicate Condition, courtesy of Amazon.com  In the history of television, Jackie Gleason was one of the all-time biggest stars (in terms of both popularity and tonnage). Unfortunately, he never achieved the same level of success on the big screen. In movies, Gleason fared best...
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The Toy

The Toy (1982), starring Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty
The Toy (1982), starring Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty  The Toy is a comedy starring Richard Pryor — €” Jackie Gleason isn’t as much a co-star as a secondary character, but very important — €” he’s the antagonist. He plays U.S. Bates, a veritable living caricature of...
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Don’t Drink the Water

Don't Drink the Water (1969) starring Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Ted Bessell
Don’t Drink the Water (1969) starring Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Ted Bessell  In short,  Don’t Drink the Water is a cold war comedy based on a play by Woody Allen, starring Jackie Gleason as a New Jersey caterer who, along with his wife (Estelle Parsons) and daughter (Joan...
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How to Commit Marriage

How to Commit Marriage (1969) starring Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman
Synopsis of How to Commit Marriage (1969) starring Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman In How to Commit Marriage, seemingly happily married couple Frank and Elaine Benson (played by Bob Hope and Jane Wyman) are on the verge of divorce.  But they plan to wait until after their daughter’€™s marriage. The...
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Izzy and Moe

Izzy and Moe - Jackie Gleason - Art Carney - ... are federal agents during Prohibition , where the laughs fly as fast as the bullets - DVD
Plot Synopsis: of  Izzy and Moe, starring  Jackie Gleason  and  Art Carney, courtesy of Amazon.com  This is the film based on the true adventures of Izzy and Moe. They were two retired vaudeville performers who, being unemployed, decide to become prohibition enforcement agents. They are initially treated with...
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