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The Hustler

The Hustler, starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott
Editorial Review of  The Hustler, starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott  courtesy of Amazon.com  In The Hustler,  Paul Newman shines as cocky poolroom hustler “Fast” Eddie Felson in Robert Rossen’s atmospheric adaptation of the Walter Tevis novel. Newman’s Felson is a swaggering pool shark...
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Gigot

Gigot, starring Jackie Gleason
Gigot (1962), starring Jackie Gleason  Simply put,  Gigot is one of the finest films I’ve ever seen.   The phrase that keeps coming to my mind is “Chaplinesque” — €”it’s cliched, and it’s trite, but it’s absolutely accurate.   In  Gigot, Jackie Gleason plays the title role of Gigot, a...
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Gleason, starring Brad Garrett

Gleason: The Jackie Gleason Story (2002) starring Brad Garrett
Gleason: The Jackie Gleason Story  (2002) starring Brad Garrett  Gleason  is a wonderfully done television biography of  Jackie Gleason, starring Brad Garrett, best known for his television sitcoms  Everybody Loves Raymond and   Til Death.   I was absolutely flabbergasted by Brad Garrett’s performance.  Not only did he do a...
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Requiem for a Heavyweight

Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) starring Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris
Requiem for a Heavyweight  (1962) starring Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris   Requiem for a Heavyweight is a very powerful, very hard-hitting movie about boxing.   Rod Serling wrote a teleplay that shows the steamy underbelly of professional boxing — €”and it’s not a pretty picture....
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